Xiaomi, the company hailed as the “Apple of China,” may soon be launching an updated phablet together with a budget-friendly Android.
In what could be their cheapest handset ever produced: a $65 device with a 720P display, 2GHz processor and 1GB RAM, Xiaomi maybe competing head to head with the Samsung, Nokia and Motorola budget-friendly Android handsets.
According to the International Business Times, as of now, there are no official confirmation on camera specs, memory or physical design of the smartphone.
But it’s expected that the unit will be sporting Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box.
The cheap handset maybe launched with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, the highly anticipated follow-up to the company’s phablet line.
GSM Dome notes that it will likely feature a Snapdragon 615 chipset and 2GB of RAM.
The 615 is an eight-core chipset capable of 64 bit computing.
The handset is also very much expected to have Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box on top of the latest MIUI customized interface.
The upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 may also boast a 5.5-inch display with 1080P resolution and a massive 3,500 mAh battery.
Rumors and speculations on the camera availability is pegged at 13MP and the handset’s priced likely to be around $245 or 1499 Yuan.
A previous leaked image claimed as the back of handset shows a very smooth rear for the device and a camera at the top center of the unit.
Though the 13MP camera feature for the unit is expected, GSM Arena notes otherwise: “Regarding the camera, a problem arises.
In the image that surfaced today (which you can see above), near the camera there’s an inscription touting its resolution, and it’s clearly not saying 13.0 MP.
More like 8.0 MP, though it’s tough to tell precisely.
So either the Redmi Note will sport an 8 MP snapper, or this picture is showing us some other device.”