The first step in distancing Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones was the autonomy of the Redmi brand as such, announced at the beginning of 2020. Autonomy, of course, is very conditional, but Redmi has its own leader and its own managerial structure. And now the company seems ready to fix the differences between Redmi and Xiaomi smartphones at the MIUI firmware level.
According to an insider known on social networks under the nickname Digital Chat Station, MIUI for Redmi will have new elements of its own brand. Perhaps visual differences will appear in the firmware for Xiaomi. But functionally, everything will remain the same — innovations are promised only in terms of the graphical interface (icons, animation, etc.).
It is possible that new elements of its own brand will appear in Redmi smartphones already with the release of MIUI 13 — it is expected in November. As far as the Digital Chat Station is concerned, it is a verified informant. At that time, he was the first to accurately reveal the specifications and release dates of the Redmi K30, K40, Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 11.