The India Mobile Congress 2020 is currently taking place, with key technology executives and politicians speaking on the virtual stage. Alongside the Indian PM Narendra Mobi and the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Mediatek executives also spoke, revealing that Dimensity 800U-powered phones are expected in the Asian country as early as next month – January 2021.
The speakers mostly concentrated on the unveiling of 5G and how the next-gen connectivity would help connect people in India, including the dual-SIM dual standby support of the Dimensity 800U platform.
The chip has 2CC, dual Voice over NR, and Mediatek boasted about its UltraSave Technology that powers the modem only if there’s an available 5G network, essentially preserving the life of the battery and the chipset in the smartphone.
Currently, there’s just a handful of devices, sporting the Dimensity 800U platform, and most of them are exclusive to China. One phone that has made it overseas is Realme 7 5G, currently on sale in Europe, meaning this is the phone that is most likely to hit the Indian market in the announced timeframe.
There’s also the chance of seeing the Redmi Note 9 5G arriving in Indial. The market already has Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, and there’s also a Redmi Note 9 Power incoming, but if Xiaomi wants to expand what is already a rather confusing portfolio that would be a good place to start.