Top Chinese smartphone-maker, Xiaomi, has reportedly revealed the timeline of its flagship devices' launch in India.
Hugo Barra , vice-president (global operation), Xiaomi, while responding to a BGR India (tech website) reader, has confirmed that the flagship steel-clad Xiaomi Mi4 as well as the Mi Pad are undergoing certifications and in all probability, will debut in India by this year end.
He also revealed that the two smartphones, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note, which got launched last month, will finally hit stores in a few weeks time, whereas the latter is expected to be made available before Diwali.
Though the prices of the devices 1S and Note were revealed on Mi3 launch day (22 July), the company kept the release date under wraps. The news comes as relief to many Xiaomi fans, who are waiting to get their hands on the affordable Redmi series smartphones.
In related news, Xiaomi Mi3 will go on for the fourth flash sale on 12 August and owing to tremendous response from the public, company has confirmed to sell 20,000 units, 5,000 more than the previous sale.
For the uninitiated, Xiaomi Mi3 costs just ₹13,999 and sports a 5.0-inch full HD display, 2.3GHz Snapdragon CPU, Android v4.4.2 KitKat (with custom MIUI), full HD display (440 ppi) with Gorilla Glass 3 shield, Aluminum-Magnesium alloy frame and many more feature-rich specifications.
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Key specifications of Xiaomi Mi3, Redmi 1S, Note:
|Models||Xiaomi Mi4||Xiaomi Redmi 1S||Xiaomi Redmi Note|
|Display||5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Sharp / JDI OGS (One Glass Solution) full laminationPixel density : 441 ppi (pixels per inch)||4.7-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 2 shieldPixel density: close to 312 ppi (pixels per inch)||5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: close to 267|
|OS||Android v4.4 KitKat with MIUI||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI||Android v4.2 Jelly Bean with custom UI|
|Processor||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU with 1.6GHz CPU speed||MediaTek Octa-core processor with either 1.4GHz or 1.7GHz CPU speed|
|GPU||Adreno 330||Adreno 305||Mali-450MP4|
|Storage capacity||16GB/64GB||8GB, expandable up to 64GB||8GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel Sony IMX214 camera with 6 element lens, f1.8 aperture, real-time HDR, 4K video recording, CMOS sensor, 0.3-second auto-focus featureFront: 8.0-megapixel Sony (IMX219) 80-degree wide-angle camera with 5 element lens, f1.8 aperture||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDR,Front: 1.3-megapixel camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDRFront: 5.0-megapixel camera|
|Battery||3,080 mAh (Li-Ion Polymer)||2,000 mAh (Li-Polymer);||3,100 mAh (Li-Polymer);|
|Network||3G & 4G LTE,||2G & 3G||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||water-repellent nano-coating, IR-blaster, stainless steel frame, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4/5.0 GHz), Bluetooth v4.0, Bluetooth HID, and other standard connectivity features||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0, GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0 (OTG), GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,|
|Dimensions||139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm||137.0 x 69.0 x 9.9 mm||154.0 x 78.7 x 9.5 mm|
|Weight||149 g||158 g||199 g|
|Price||16GB model: ¥1,999RMB (around $322/€239/₹19,400)32GB model: ¥2,499 RMB (around $400/€300/₹24,300)||₹6,999/-||₹9,999/-|