We are all excited for the launch of Xiaomi Mi3 in India on 15th July, but looks like Xiaomi has much more in stores for us. The company teased on its social networking platforms that it will be announcing more than just the present flagship Mi3 in India on coming Tuesday.
These devices are expected to be Redmi Note and Redmi 1S. It makes sense for Xiaomi to launch a sub 10 K product in India which is the cash cow segment for manufacturers. So, if some of you are planning on buying a budget android phone this weekend, you should probably wait another week.
The Redmi Note comes with a 5.5 Inch HD display powered by 1.7 GHz MediaTek Octa core chipset paired with 1 GB/ 2GB RAM and 8 GB native storage. The storage is expandable by another 32 GB using MicroSD card support. It comes with Android Jelly bean 4.2 on board and a 13 MP/ 5 MP rear-front camera combination, all fueled by a 3200 mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 1s on the other hand comes with a smaller 4.7 inch HD display and employs a 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset. Other features include 1 GB RAM, 8 GB onboard storage, MicroSD card slot, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and a 3100 mAh battery.
We are expecting the price to be around 10,000 INR for both the devices. Xiaomi Redmi Note will be a tad bit more expensive out of the two. Other devices in Xiaomi portfolio include Xiaomi Mi Pad, Mi TV and Mi Box, and all three of these aren’t very likely to be introduced in India as of now.
Xiaomi will also launch its next flagship phone Mi4 in China on 22nd July, and we can expect that too to be available in India in next few months. More details will be unveiled at the launch event on Tuesday in presence of Xiaomi co-founder Bin Lin, Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra and India head Manu Jain.
|Model||Xiaomi Redmi Note||Xiaomi Redmi 1S|
|Display||5.5 Inch , HD||4.7 Inch, HD|
|Processor||1.7/ 1.4 GHz octa core||1.6 GHz Snapdragon 400|
|RAM||1 GB/ 2 GB||1 GB|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable||8 GB, Expandable|
|OS||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with MIUI ROM||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with MIUI ROM|
|Camera||13 MP/ 5 MP||8 MP/ 1.3 MP|
|Battery||3200 mAh||2000 mAh|
|Price||To be Announced||To be Announced|