Just after making an official announcement for the Xiaomi Mi3 availability in India, as expected launched the Hongmi 1S (aka Redmi 1S) at the ongoing even in New Delhi. The budget-smartphone from Xiaomi, Redmi 1S is priced at Rs. 6,999. Unfortunately, the company hasn’t mentioned any date in the country availability.
Xiaomi has also referred to as ‘China’s Apple’, said the Redmi 1S smartphone are ‘coming soon’. With the Redmi 1S scheduled for an entry August arrival, and Redmi Note for a late August into the Indian market.
The Xiaomi’s entry-level Redmi 1S smartphone features a dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) with dual standby, which was first announced for China in May as Hongmi 1S featuring 4.7″ 720×1280 pixel IPS-LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection and a pixel density of roughly 312ppi. Powered by a 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core SoC, coupled with Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM.
The Redmi 1S also features an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with flash, alongside a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. If has 8GB of built-in storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB).
The Xiaomi Redmi 1S packs a 2,000mAh battery and on the software front runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Xiaomi’s MIUI V5 on top. Connectivity options on the Redmi 1S include G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Direct and hotspot functionality, Micro-USB, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB OTG. And it weighs 158 grams, and has dimensions of 137x69x9.9mm.
Xiaomi Redmi 1S Features and Specifications
- 4.7-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display
- 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8228) processor with Adreno 305 GPU
- MIUI v5 on top of Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
- Dual SIM
- 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1.4ųm sensor, 1080p video recording
- 1.6MP front-facing camera
- Hi-Fi System with Dirac sound
- 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, micro SD card up to 64GB
- 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG
- 2000 mAh battery
The Xiaomi Redmi 1S comes in a range of colors, priced in India at Rs. 6,999. It would go on sale soon via Flipkart. Stay tuned!