Xiaomi Launches Redmi 1S and Redmi Note in India

Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi has unveiled two more devices that it is launching in India – Redmi 1S and Redmi Note, Earlier this month, the company had announced the availability of its first smartphone, the  Mi3 in India priced at INR 14,999 and has expected to have tied up with Flipkart for sale of its devices. You can stream the launch event live below.

Redmi 1S and Redmi Note are being launched at a price INR 6999/- and INR 9999/- . Redmi 1S comes with a 4.7-inch 720p IPS touchscreen. 1GB RAM, 64GB microSD card support, 16GB ROM, an 8MP main camera, a 1.6MP webcam and a 2000mAh power house. It is powered by a Snapdragon 400 quad core SoC clocked at 1.6GHz here and the same Android 4.3 with MIUI on top.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note has powered by an Octa core 1.7GHz processor, 5.5-inch IPS screen of a disappointing 720p resolution and runs on Jelly Bean 4.3 dressed with a layer of Xiaomi’s proprietary MIUI software. It will come with 1.7GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, 32GB expandability, 5MP and 3MP cameras as well as a 3100mAh battery.

Here is a Video for checking the Redmi Note Review:

The firm has sold over 17 million handsets in China and launched its products in Singapore in February this year. Currently, its portfolio includes devices like Mi 3, Redmi, Mi Wi-Fi and Mi Box, Mi 2S, Mi 1S, among others. Recently, the firm had hired Jabong co-founder Manu Kumar Jain to head its operations in India.

This year, the company had sold 26.1 million smartphones in the first half of 2014, 271% increase from its total sales last year.

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Mobiletor says: Xiaomi which is popularly known as the Apple of China, sticks to keeping limited stock of its devices being offered for sale. Its Singapore-specific Facebook page notes that 5000 units each of the Xiaomi Redmi Note (pictured below) and Redmi 1S will be up for grabs on July 15. This has fueled speculations about these two phones landing in India too on the said date.

Trak.in says: The Chinese company, led by Hugo Barra of Google, hasplans to launch their entire portfolio in India [source]. This means we could soon get to buy a super-cheap Xiaomi RedMi Note for a sub-Rs. 10,000 price tag. Such a device would essentially slaughter every 5-inch+ Smartphone in its range, including offerings from the likes of Micromax, Xolo, Karbonn and other Indian players.

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