According to the time line that we managed to obtain from Xiaomi’s VP of International Affairs, Hugo Barra’s last interview; the Redmi 1s would indeed be launched in India soon followed by the Redmi Note. Well an invitation has finally come across and now it seems that Xiaomi will be holding a blogger meet with Hugo Barra himself first in Bangalore followed by Delhi.
The Bangalore event is scheduled for the 25th of August, while the event in Delhi is scheduled for the 26th of August. Hugo Barra himself expects to meet fans and will be unveiling Xiaomi’s next big flash sale record breaker, the Redmi 1s.
In terms of both specs and pricing, the Xiaomi will indeed give Motorola, Nokia and ASUS a run for their money:
We get a 4.7 inch 1280 x 720 pixel display
1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC coupled with 1 GB of RAM
In terms of memory, expect the Redmi 1s to sport 8 GB of internal space along with micro SD card support of up to 64 GB
On the back we get an 8 MP camera (BSI Sensor) with an LED flash while the front facing one is a 1.6 MP unit
Also included are the usual radios along with the dual SIM functionality all powered by a 2000 mAh battery
Indeed Xiaomi is at its peak with the Mi 3 and has all the intentions to dominate the entry-level segment as well with the Redmi 1s. Impressive specs apart, it is the price that will attract buyers even from the budget segment since the specs come pretty close to matching them as well. The handset clearly obliterates the Moto E and Lumia 530 which offer half the performance and mediocre cameras.
Love Xiaomi or simply hate them, the company is surely making a big dent in the Indian mobile market. Expect those 2 second flash sales to start trending soon once the Redmi 1s goes on sale online.