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Xiaomi unveils Redmi 1S and Redmi Note smartphones in India

Xiaomi Redmi 1s and NoteIn addition to the Mi 3, Xiaomi also unveiled the Redmi 1S and Redmi Note smartphones for the Indian market today. The smartphones will be available soon in the country but the company has not revealed the exact availability details right now. Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra did say that the consumers can expect Redmi 1S in early-August and Redmi Note in late August but these are tentative launch schedules.

Coming to the smartphones, Xiaomi Redmi 1S is an entry-level smartphone and will be competing with the likes of Moto E and Asus Zenfone 4 in the country. It features a 4.7-inch HD display, 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. In addition, the Redmi 1S packs microSD card slot, 2000 mAh battery, dual-SIM support and 8MP rear camera. You can check out the detailed specifications later in the report.

On the other hand, Redmi Note is a budget phablet, which comes with 5.5-inch HD display, 1.6GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, 2GB of RAM and 13MP rear camera. The phone also features 5MP front shooter, 3100 mAH battery and dual-SIM support.

Pricing:

Xiaomi has priced Redmi 1S at INR 6,999, while Redmi Note will retail for INR 9,999 in the country. The smartphones will be exclusively released at Flipkart.com.

Redmi 1S specifications

  • Display: 4.7-inch 720p HD IPS (1280x720p)
  • Processor: 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8228
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM, 3G (WCDMA), Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS + GLONASS, AGPS
  • Memory: 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on-board storage, microSD card slot
  • Cameras: 8MP rear with f2.2 and LED flash, 1.6MP front
  • Battery: 2000 mAh
  • OS: Android based MIUI v5
  • Size: 137x69x9.9mm
  • Google Play support: Yes

Redmi Note specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch 720p HD IPS (1280x720p)
  • Processor: 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM, 3G (WCDMA), Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS + GLONASS, AGPS
  • Memory: 2GB of RAM, 8GB of on-board storage, microSD card slot
  • Cameras: 13MP rear with f2.2 and LED flash, 5MP front
  • Battery: 3100 mAh
  • OS: Android based MIUI v5
  • Size: 154×78.7×9.5mm, 199 grams
  • Google Play support: Yes
  • Colour: White
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