Xiaomi’s New Affordable Smartphone Likely To Launch On April 8

A lot of rumors about Xiaomi working on its upcoming affordable smartphone have been churning out the rumor mill lately. Now, according to MyDrivers, Xiaomi is all set to launch a smartphone on April 8, 2015. The Chinese website has also revealed the pricing of upcoming Xiaomi’s new affordable smartphone and it will be priced at CNY 499 which translates it roughly to Rs. 5,000. Read on to find more information about specifications, features and availability of Xiaomi’s upcoming device.

Xiaomi's new affordable smartphone

As far as specifications of Xiaomi’s upcoming budget handset are concerned, it is rumored to be powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core Leadcore LC 1860 processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM and Mali T628 GPU. The phone is likely to run Android 4.4.4 Kitkat operating system wrapped under MIUI and feature a 4.7 inch HD display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. On camera front, it will sport a 13 mega pixel rear camera and a 2 mega pixel front facing camera. The handset is also rumored to house 8 GB of inbuilt memory. Details about battery capacity and microSD card slot are still unknown and are expected to be revealed closer to launch.

Features and Specifications of Xiaomi’s New Affordable Smartphone

  • Processor: 1.6 GHz quad-core Leadcore LC 1860
  • Operating System: Android 4.4.4 Kitkat with MIUI
  • Display: 4.7 inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels resolution)
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • ROM: 8 GB
  • Rear Camera: 13 mega pixel
  • Front Camera: 2 mega pixel

Earlier this month, Xiaomi’s Ferrari smartphone was also spotted on benchmarking websites. The handset is said to feature a 4.9 inch full HD touchscreen display (1920 x 1080 pixel resolution) and pack 1.6 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor accompanied with Adreno 405 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. Other specifications of the handset will include Android 5.0.2 Lollipop operating system with MIUI skin on top, 12 mega pixel auto focus rear camera, 4.8 mega pixel front facing camera and 16 GB of inbuilt memory. Camera features on the handset will include Flash, HDR Photo, Touch Focus and Face Detection.

Price and Availability

Xiaomi’s upcoming budget smartphone is likely to launch on April 8 for CNY 499 (approximately Rs. 5,000). There is no word on pricing and availability details of the handset outside China.

Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi 2 Launched In India At Rs. 6,999

Source: MyDrivers

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