Apple’s iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone SE 2020, and Google Pixel 5 are one of the few choices. Most modern mobile phones have a screen size far greater than 6. inch. Lu Weibing hinted that Redmi is considering launching a mini model, but battery life will be sacrificed a lot.
Xiaomi is no exception in this regard because almost all mobile phones released in 2020 will use 6.4-inch or larger screens. Recently, Redmi general manager and Xiaomi executive Lu Weibing hinted on Weibo that Redmi is considering launching a mini mobile phone. Lu Weibing said on Weibo: “Redmi wants a mini, but the battery capacity/battery life will be sacrificed a lot…”
Naturally, smaller mobile phones mean less space to accommodate the battery. It is for this reason that the battery capacity of iPhone SE 2020, Pixel 4a, and Sony’s old Compact phones are also relatively small. These phones usually rely on software optimization to get more battery life.
Nevertheless, for manufacturers who want to make smaller phones, there is another option to increase the thickness of the device. In this way, although the ultra-thin design is sacrificed, at least battery life will not be sacrificed too much.
Are you willing to sacrifice battery life in exchange for a smartphone with a smaller screen?