Chinese consumer electronics giant Xiaomi is all set to enter the burgeoning Indian smartphone market next week.
Indian arm of the company has teased images on its official Facebook page hinting the event will witness the launch of few devices (smartphones and set-top boxes).
"A big THANK YOU to all Mi Fans who showed your support and joined Mi at the start of our incredible journey. We have something special for YOU, do come back on 11 July 2014 for the announcement post," read the Xiaomi Facebook post.
Over the last one week, the company has been asking fans whether they would be interested in Xiaomi's popular phones - MI-3 and Redmi 1S, and going through the comments posted by Facebook users, the response looks promising for the Chinese firm's venture in India.
The flagship smartphone Xiaomi MI-3 boasts 5.0-inch full HD LCD screen and ships with Android v4.2.1 Jelly Bean OS, Snapdragon 800 series quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 13.0-megapixel camera, 2.0-megapixel snapper on the front and a high-capacity 3,050 mAh battery.
On the other hand, Xiaomi Redmi 1S is a mid-range handset that features 4.7-inch HD IPS screen and it comes incorporated with 1.6GHz Snapdragon quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8.0-megapixel camera, 1.3-megapixel camera on the front for video chatting and a 2,000 mAh battery.
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 1S and MI-3:
|Display||4.7-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: 312 ppi (pixels per inch)||5.0-inch full HD(1920x1080p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: 441 ppi|
|OS||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean||Android v4.2.1 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core CPU||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core CPU|
|GPU||Adreno 305||Adreno 330|
|Storage capacity||8GB, expandable up to 32GB||16GB/64GB|
|Camera||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDR
Front: 1.3-megapixel camera
|Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, dual-LED flash, HDR
Front: 2.0-megapixel camera (with full HD video recording ability)
|Battery||2,000 mAh||3,050 mAh; (non-removable)|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), GPRS/EDGE,micro-SUB v2.0,||Mini-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), micro-USB v2.0, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Dimensions||137.0 x 69.0 x 9.9 mm||144.0 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm|
|Weight||158 g||146 g|
[Image Credit: Xiaomi India Facebook page]