Xiaomi’s new entry level smartphone: Rs 5K price with mid-range specifications
This is going to be an entry level smartphone from Xiaomi. And this handset is going to be cheaper than the cheapest Xiaomi handset. The difference between Xiaomi Redmi 2 and the forthcoming entry level handset as far as price is concerned will be around Rs 2000. Yes the new handset from the third largest smartphone maker will be very affordable and cheap and will cost merely Rs 5000.
Xiaomi has caught the imagination of the have-nots. Some of those haves too are falling for it who can afford the top of the line smartphones. The best thing is the fact that this handset from specifications and features looks almost similar to Xiaomi Redmi 1S or its new version Redmi 2.
The good thing is that the handset is all set to be launched as early as April 8. The company hasnâ€™t revealed the name of the handset till now but we know that the device may be in the 4.7-inch range, though its display resolution is highly unlikely to be a full HD one.
There is no denying the fact that the new handset is all set to throw water on many efforts from the likes of Micromax. If Micromax was trying to fight off the competition with very good Yureko Yu handset, it will have to tweek its strategy by now trying to beat this handset. And I am sure the Indian smartphone major with 18 percent market share is going to face a hell lot of problem in facing off the competition. Xiaomi is destined to beat almost everyone in the Indian market with such dirt cheap handsets coming with so great specifications.
As far as other main specifications are concerned, this handset according to leaks by Chinese blog Mydrivers.comcomes with 4.7-inch HD (720x1280p) display, 1.6GHz Leadcore LC1860 quad core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, a 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front snapper. The handset will come loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat out of box with new Xiaomi MIUI skin on top. The only mystery is when the company will launch it in India.
Operating system is also going to be rather very good. The software inside is supposedly Android KitKat with Xiaomiâ€™s homegrown MIUI interface folded in. The handset being a budget-friendly one, we bet youâ€™re hardly shocked to hear that thereâ€™s only 1GB of RAM powering it. The 8GB of ROM aboard is backed by a microSD card slot for adding extra storage space. A Leadcore processor embedding a 1.6GHz quad core Cortex A7 chip may make it into the Xiaomi smartphone. It is produced using the 28nm manufacturing process. Those who canâ€™t do without a decent camera on their devices may not be disappointed by the lens on the upcoming handset unless it has jarring defects.