XDA Senior Member kacskrz may have uncovered a complicated rebadging scheme for Xiaomi/Redmi/Poco flagships by snooping through build configurations. This is all centered around the new K40 series.
We already saw in FCC docs that the Redmi K40 will be sold as the Poco F3 globally. However, these new findings suggest that the K40 will be renamed “Xiaomi Mi 11X” for the Indian market instead of using the Poco brand.
This X-branding will carry over to the Redmi K40 Pro as well, which will be known as the Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro. Note that these are not related to the Redmi 10X and 10X Pro. Anyway, here comes a plot twist.
The top of the line Redmi K40 Pro+ will instead be dubbed the Xiaomi Mi 11i, perhaps a sequel to India’s Mi 10i (itself based on the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G). That seems a bit fast considering that the first Mi 10i units were sold two months ago.
The Mi 10i and K40 Pro+ are not that dissimilar – both have 120 Hz displays, 108 MP cameras and 33W fast charging, but the “Mi 11i” is a huge upgrade in processing power (Snapdragon 888 vs. 750G), also the display switches from IPS LCD to Super AMOLED.
Note that the code name actually says “haydn_pro_global” – that suggests that the Mi 11i will actually be sold in the international markets, which will make things even more confusing. Also, this is the first we’re hearing of the K40 Pro+ going global (the Poco rebranding only covered the vanilla and Pro models).