Xiaomi has revealed that it is going to launch its budget Android smartphone Redmi in Singapore soon. The company has not given an exact release date or pricing at this moment but we should be hearing more in the coming days.
In case you are wondering about Xiaomi Redmi, it is the same smartphone, which has been launched in China and Taiwan as Hongmi. Xiaomi has just rebranded the phone as it is going outside China and neighbouring countries for the first time and there is no sense in using a name that contains Mandarin words. Hongmi is Hong + mi, where Hong is the Mandarin word for Red and mi is short for mobile internet and is the core brand name.
Xiaomi Redmi features a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage and microSD card slot. The phone also comes with 2000 mAh battery, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera and Android 4.2 based MIUI ROM.
The smartphone is expected to be priced around S$200 in the country and will be competing with Moto G, which comes with similar specifications but is sold for closer to S$290.