Xiaomi is all set to make some changes in its popular Redmi brand. The company confirmed a couple of days back that the brand was going independent, much like Honor acts as a separate brand from Huawei. The primary reason given by Lei Jun for this big change was allowing the two brands, Xiaomi, and Redmi to focus on their respective high-end and low-end segments. But this change might bring some upgrades to the Redmi lineup, at least according to the comments from CEO Lei Jun.
Earlier today, he posted a couple of comments on Weibo about the idea of Type-C ports on a Redmi smartphone. He asked his followers whether they would like to see Type-C port on Redmi phones. He further added that this would eventually increase the cost of the smartphone. However, he failed to confirm whether the upcoming 48MP Redmi model will feature this new USB standard. Given his sudden interest in this particular topic, especially before its launch on January 10, it’s likely that the phone swaps the old MicroUSB port for Type-C.