Redmi TVs could be in the pipeline, company hints

On: July 25, 2019

Redmi’s new General Manager, Wu Leibing hinted at a possible Redmi TV lineup on Weibo recently. Notably, Xiaomi has a very successful Mi TV series of smart televisions and was recently crowned the number one TV brand in China. Congratulating the parent company on achieving this feat, Weibing dropped a subtle hint in a post on the Chinese micro site.

While the top executive didn’t directly confirm whether the brand will launch its own TV line, he did solicit users’ expectations in this regard. Leibing asked Redmi fans whether they want the brand to venture into the TV industry as the translated text of his Weibo post reads, “Do you want us to make a Redmi TV?” Notably, since its inception as an independent brand, Redmi has not only launched several smartphones, but also its first laptops running Windows called the RedmiBook 14. As things stand, Redmi currently has an impressive portfolio of smartphones, laptops and accessories.

The launch of a Redmi branded television will only strengthen the brand’s market position with a more varied product lines. Moreover, since Xiaomi already has a successful television series, Redmi is likely to benefit from the association. As of now, this is just speculation but Redmi might well tap into the TV industry in China. We can expect the Redmi-branded TVs to be heavily inspired from the Mi line-up, which is a good thing. Moreover, expect the pricing of the televisions to be on the lower side as well.

Abhiman Biswas

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