The RedmiBook 16 will launch on May 26. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi confirms RedmiBook 16 design ahead of imminent release; up to 12 hours battery life from Ryzen 4000 Renoir processors


Xiaomi has confirmed the design of the RedmiBook 16 ahead of its official release. Launching tomorrow, the RedmiBook 16 will also support up to 12 hours of battery life from its Ryzen 4000 Renoir processors. A plethora of ports are on board too, as is a fingerprint scanner.

The RedmiBook 16 is almost here, with Xiaomi having already confirmed heaps about one of its next Redmi-branded laptops. Previously, the company has claimed that the device's Ryzen 4000 Renoir processors will "deliver up to 60% better performance" compared to their predecessors. Additionally, the RedmiBook 16 has been shown to have a 16.1-inch display with a 90% screen-to-body ratio, putting it in direct competition with the MagicBook Pro 2020.

Xiaomi is not content with leaving any surprises before it announces the RedmiBook 16 tomorrow, though. Instead, it and its CEO have published yet more photos of the device. Based on the photos uploaded to Weibo, the RedmiBook 16 will have two USB Type-A ports, which Xiaomi has complemented with two Type-C ports, an HDMI output and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. It seems that Xiaomi has opted for downward-firing speakers too, along with a large trackpad that has integrated mouse buttons. Moreover, the device has a six-row keyboard that Xiaomi has recessed within its chassis. A fingerprint scanner is also on board, which would appear to be integrated within the power button.

Xiaomi is promising that the RedmiBook 16 will achieve up to 12 hours of battery life, too. The company is yet to disclose the capacity of the device's battery, but manufacturer battery life estimates rarely relate to real-world usage. The RedmiBook 16 will also feature fast-charging. According to Xiaomi, the RedmiBook 16 can reach 50% charge in just 38 minutes with its 65 W charger. The company has stressed the compactness of said charger, too.

Pricing remains a mystery, as does international availability. We imagine that third-party retailers like Gearbest will stock the RedmiBook 16 shortly after its release tomorrow at 14:00 China Standard Time (CST) (UTC+08:00), though.


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