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Backlit Keyboard No Longer a Rumor for the Next-Gen Mi Notebook

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Redmi, the Indian branch of Xiaomi, recently launched a whole new series of Notebooks in India, the 15-inch Redmi book. But, like their Mi counterparts, they do not feature the backlit keyboard that everyone has been waiting for. Despite this Raghu Reddy, the Xiaomi India CBO, has recently shown the world a tweet of a Notebook with a backlit keyboard so we know they are coming.

While Xiaomi is keeping the details under wraps people are speculating. It is widely accepted that the picture in Raghu’s tweet is the Next-Gen Mi Notebook, speculation suggests it is the same Next-Gen notebook they have just released in China. The Mi Notebook Pro X 15 was launched in China on July 9th.

If it is the same model, we can expect it to be boasting a 15.6-inch screen with a Samsung OLED display that has a 3456x2160p resolution.

The Samsung OLED display is a great feature that would be a benefit to the Next-Gen Mi notebook as it provides higher brightness levels, improved contrast and color accuracy, while still saving power.

OLED screens (Organic Light-Emitting Diode displays) do not need a backlight allowing the end result to be simpler and easier to make, more efficient when it comes to power, lighting and battery life, it also leads to a thinner more practical screen.

We can also expect it to have 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD storage and to be powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11300H processor. That is all without mentioning the full-size backlit keyboard that everyone has been waiting for.

Although, even if it is the same model released in India as was released in China, we can expect them to change the name of the product as part of their strategic marketing plan. This is standard practice for any company that provides technology to multiple countries.

With this only being speculation though, it begs the question, what can we expect if it is not the same model?

We do have a few ideas.

Firstly, the screen. Instead of the 15.6 display of the model released in China, it may have a 14-inch display like its predecessor.

Because of the recent announcement of the RealmeBook we expect that the display will be set to rival their 1440p high-resolution display with a 1440p display of their own.

Secondly, the look. From the tweeted images alone, we can expect the Mi Notebook look to include a metal design and a bright display. We know it will have the much-wanted backlit keyboard.

Thirdly, the high-tech components. With most of the competition now boasting an 11th Gen intel core it is expected that the Next-Gen Mi Notebook will follow suit and be powered by at least an 11th Gen intel core processor, with at least 256GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM.

Just like their previous products, the Next-Gen Mi Notebook is likely to have at least a 10-hour battery, plus the charging support. Mi Notebooks are known for charging the first 50% of their batteries in 25 minutes and this is a feature that is likely to stay.

A Thunderbolt 4.0 port is likely to be part of the Next-Gen Mi Notebook. These ports were only recently debuted in 2020 and are said to operate at 40GBs per second. We would also expect to see other major releases like Wifi 6 which doubles your channel bandwidth and provides overall better performance in internet congested areas, like a town center or football stadium.

A USB-C port for the external linking of monitors would be a great addition to the Mi Notebook. With 11th Gen capabilities we know it can support it, allowing for this to be included would make the Mi Notebook a cut above its predecessor.

All of this said, we don’t have any final definite details on what the Next Gen Mi Notebook is going to bring us. When asked on Twitter when this exciting new product will be available Raghu Reddy simply replied very soon, so we won’t have long to wait before full details of the Mi Notebook comes out.

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Jason Collins

Jason is a freelance writer and tech enthusiast who believes that if you want to make some smart phones you have to break some microchips. Bad jokes aside, he spends his time keeping up with the latest and greatest when it comes to Apple, Android, and Vizio, while taking the time to catch some podcasts here and there. Even though he cannot guarantee world peace in his lifetime, he does hold firmly to the belief that Fiber Optics for all is doable.

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