Redmi Turbo 3 likely to launch in April

Redmi Turbo 3 will be powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 SoC
An undated image of Redmi Note series. —Redmi
An undated image of Redmi Note series. —Redmi

Redmi had earlier confirmed that it plans to launch a new series of smartphones but had not revealed anything further. Now, Redmi has confirmed the handset name and launch schedule.

Moreover, the processor details of the upcoming handset have been announced. It’s expected to strike out the Redmi Note 12 Turbo, which was launched in March 2023. The phone is expected to launch outside China with a different model name.

In a post on Weibo, the company confirmed that the Redmi Turbo 3 is the company’s new “Turbo” series of phones, and it will be the first handset to launch in China. Redmi Turbo 3 is likely to launch this month (April) but the company has yet not confirmed the exact launch date.

Moreover, it’s codenamed “Little Tornado” (translated from Chinese) and is claimed to pack flagship-level features in a mid-range handset.

Redmi General Manager Wang Teng Thomas confirmed through another post that the Redmi Turbo 3 will be powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 SoC.

Earlier leaks and reports suggested that the Redmi Turbo 3 will feature a 6.78-inch 144Hz 1.5K OLED display and draws its power from a 6,000mAh battery with support for 80W wired fast charging. It might run on the Android 14-based HyperOS and will likely be released outside China as the Poco F6.

Respectively, Redmi General Manager also confirmed that the company's "new product matrix" is based on its new 10-year-plan, where he confirmed that the Redmi K series is placed as a "technological performance flagship, fully evolving into a high-end flagship." Right after that will be the upcoming Redmi Turbo series of phones, marketed as "performance flagships" claiming to reshape the mid-range performance segment.

Moreover, the upcoming Redmi Note series models will provide users with mid-range offerings, whereas, the Redmi number series will continue offering entry-level smartphones.