Chinese smartphone makers Xiaomi, who recently announced its entry into the Singaporean market, has announced that it will launch the company’s first smartphone in the country on February 21. And, typical of the company, the Redmi (the name of the device) will retail at a rock-bottom SG$169 (about RM450).
The Redmi is a budget smartphone which debuted as the Hongmi in China late last year. It is powered by a Mediatek M6589T quad-core 1.5GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and 4GB on-board storage, which is expandable with microSD cards up to 32GB. The Redmi also sports a sharp 4.7-inch 720p IPS display (312ppi) and is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2. Also, the Redmi features a 8MP rear camera that can record 1080p 30fps video, and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. Rounding up the specs sheet is a 2000mAh battery, and dual-SIM support.
Judging by the specs and price, it looks like the Xiaomi Redmi is likely to prove a hit down south, where its closest competitor, the Motorola Moto G, retails for SG$318.