There are plenty of reports saying that Xiaomi will be unveiling a new sub-brand soon to take on Oppo and vivo, and a recent report from China claims that the upcoming brand will be called “Lanmi,” which translates to blue rice. More interestingly, the first device to be launched under the sub-brand is reportedly the Lanmi X1, which seems to be a rather capable mid-range smartphone.
According to GizmoChina, which is sourcing a popular Chinese tech blogger, the Lanmi X1 will be powered by the very capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. Interestingly, there are said to be two main variants of the phone too. One variant of the X1 will reportedly come with a 5.5-inch 2160 x 1080 display, a dual-camera system, as well as a rear fingerprint sensor.
Another model of the X1, on the other hand, will feature similar specifications, but it will instead have a front-facing fingerprint sensor. Both variants of the X1 can be configured with up to 128GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM.
If these information are accurate, it’s likely the Xiaomi Lamni series will be positioned between the high-end Mi devices and the more budget-friendly Redmi lineup. Of course, until Xiaomi itself confirm the existence of the Lamni sub-brand – and the Lamni X1 – take these unofficial details with a grain of salt.