Xiaomi Redmi Snapdragon 855 flagship will launch with Android Q beta support

11 May 2019
It will be joining the ranks of the Mi 9 and Mi Mix 3 5G, which are already part of Google's beta program.

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Androidguy, 13 May 2019Redmi Note 4 a IPS display He is talking abt the ORIGINAL Note 4 i.e Galaxy Note 4, not some cheap Chinese knock off.

P650SE, 12 May 2019Let's not forget that AMOLED screens are horrible for the 10% of... moreI can understand the first part of ur comment, but the 2nd part is not true at all these days. Samsung's OLEDs r some of the most color accurate displays out there. My OP3T with it's sRGB mode is color accurate enough for artists to use it. Most of them offer modes like those to give u accurate colors so u can't really complain about it. Also, while Pentile displays r indeed not as sharp as RGB ones, but it matters little at around 400ppi, unless u use it for VR. U can't really complain abt it not being sharp at those ppi levels.

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Anonymous, 13 May 2019I have been using note 4 with AMOLED for more than 4 years and t... moreIve been wotking for a cellular company for 7 years
All amoled get burned
They do look better when new though
For me, i go ips

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Anonymous, 13 May 2019I have been using note 4 with AMOLED for more than 4 years and t... moreRedmi Note 4 a IPS display

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s-pen pusher, 13 May 2019i have since switched to lcd screened phones because of really j... moreI have been using note 4 with AMOLED for more than 4 years and there is no single issue or tint. Don't spread lies. AMOLED=best..period.

P650SE, 12 May 2019Let's not forget that AMOLED screens are horrible for the 10% of... moreThat last bit also makes it awful for VR, insane screen door effect, desipte that OLED technically have the capability of being superior for VR due to response time. Doesn't help when even s10/S10+ gets thrashed by a four year old Z5 premium, 2418 sppi vs 1044/1100 sppi.

Loads of 4k video content available for VR.

s-pen pusher, 13 May 2019i have since switched to lcd screened phones because of really j... moreThe greenish tint comes out of the box and is more due to the pentile sub pixel matrix rather than blue sub pixel degradation. Unless they heavily calibrate for it, which in turn only kills the blues even faster. This calibration is only possible at low brightness setting, due to physical limitation, hence good scores at display mate at cinema brightness, not day time brightness.

A whopping 50% of what makes up the pentile displays are green sub pixels, red and blue only make for 25% each. The downsides thies leads too could easily be avoided by going back to RGB AMOLED, such as used on the Moto X.

If they managed 312 ppi (936 sppi) in a RGB matrix back then, they should easily manage FHD+ in RGB matrix on the 6.4" devices today, and higher as well. Currently they have about 403 ppi (806 sppi) in todays pentile matrix on these popular 6.4" FHD+ displays. It actually has a lower density than a 2013 device, that was far from the priceyest flagship.

Skippnig ahead to 2015 Samsung managed 577 ppi (1154 sppi) on their S6. Bumping todays FHD+ AMOLED displays from pentile to RGB would mean 1209 sppi on displays like the Mi Mix 3, Honor Magic 2, Galxy A50 etc. Having a density similar to a four year old flagship, should be too much to ask for in this (upper) mid range area these devices typically are in.

I'm looking forward to the day when the pentile display matrix in cellphones is declared dead.

  • Jhay

How about Mi 8???

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Syn, 12 May 2019This was the case for old AMOLED tech(and by that I mean 3 years... morei have since switched to lcd screened phones because of really just two issues with samsung amoleds on their note line- curved screens and the unavoidable degradation of the blue subpixel. i just hope they would address the first issue with the next note line as they have with gs10e- no curves. however, the second issue, unfortunately, is here to stay. it is a fact that the blue subpixel on oleds degrade quicker than the red and the green, such that the oled screens begin to have a greenish/yellowish tinge to it in no more than a year. some of those who use oled screens will deny this because it really is something you don't notice as long as you are using an oled screen; but really this becomes jarringly apparent when you finally get to compare it side to side to a properly color calibrated lcd screen. oleds that are several months develops this greenish/yellowish tint to it and it grows stronger and more apparent as time progresses. it is more noticeable with whites.

  • Anonymous

Whenever I see articles like this I wonder. What useful thing have they removed this time?

I hope to finally have system-wide call-recording on every android device! Especially when most places globally prohibit the usage of phones while e.g. driving. Call-recording is invaluable for road-warriors, service people and emergency medical staff yet most o/t current supposedly "smart-" phones can't do it! But hey, you can ask your many "assistants" what time it is and what the weather tomorrow will be! :-?

Syn, 12 May 2019This was the case for old AMOLED tech(and by that I mean 3 years... moreLet's not forget that AMOLED screens are horrible for the 10% of users who suffer from headaches and eyestrain due to PWM flickering. I had a ZTE Axon 7 which caused these symptoms so bad I had to stop using it and sell the phone on eBay... So yes, there is still reason to purchase IPS in 2019 aside from it being cheap.

I know some manufacturers (like Xiaomi and OnePlus) are looking into DC dimming as an alternative to PWM in AMOLED panels, but it seems this will not be without compromises to display quality at low brightness levels.

And for people who don't suffer from the effects of PWM flickering, there are still disadvantages to using AMOLED. I think the oversaturated colours on OLED panels are horrible and inaccurate. Also, the pentile pixel arrangement demonstrates an obvious lack in clarity in comparison to IPS panels of the same resolution.

Anonymous, 12 May 2019One of the worst looking skins ever made and very slow major sof... moreYes, i always flash aosp to my xiaomi, miui worst rom ever

  • Jojo2

What is the IP rating? Were is fingerprint sensor? Will this have Global bands for use in US. I am hearing a lot to like, but I think the President of Redmi is a bigger lair than CEO of Lienovo.

00000, 12 May 2019Me too. Amoled Display is not worth it. AMOLED BURN occurs after... moreThis was the case for old AMOLED tech(and by that I mean 3 years and older). The newer AMOLED displays, at least the ones sourced from Samsung r reliable and doesn't go bad. I have a One Plus 3T that's over 2 years old. Still not a single issue with the screen. I have a lot of friends with OLED phones bought over last 2 years. None of them had issues bcos of OLED tech. Really, there is no reason left in 2019 to get an LCD other than it being cheaper. U really can't argue that LCD at it's best is in anyway or shape better than OLED at it's best in 2019.

ugh what is this design really?!

How come there is no LG device for Android Q beta? O_o

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Aniki, 12 May 2019I bought Xiaomi or Redmi is for MIUI, not Android Stock ROM... i... moreOne of the worst looking skins ever made and very slow major software updates and stupid ads.

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Anonymous, 12 May 2019Me too. And I would take IPS, not a fan od amoled.Me too. Amoled Display is not worth it. AMOLED BURN occurs after 2 years of usage and some user report about having Burn-in in their smartphone after only a months of usage. The Problem about this screen is you cannot maximize the brightness because of worrying about the screen burn.

Aniki, 12 May 2019I bought Xiaomi or Redmi is for MIUI, not Android Stock ROM... i... moreYou won't get stock Android.
Project Treble is one/two layers below that of the UI.

rip poco f2