Upcoming Xiaomi Phones in 2016
Here we are with a list of upcoming Xiaomi phones that are expected to make their way into India in the near future. These Xiaomi mobile phones are generating a lot of buzz even before their release, thanks mainly to the fact that the Chinese company enjoys a huge fan following in India.
Actually, Xiaomi doesn’t waste any time in establishing popularity in any nation it sets shop in. The credit for this can mainly be attributed to its pricing strategy in India. Despite having features not befitting a low retail value, Xiaomi phones are sold at surprisingly low costs, much to the delight of fans.
Add to that the fact that Xiaomi does not invest a single dime in television commercials or print media space, relying entirely upon social media strategies for promotion. This helps a great deal in getting into the profit territory earlier than other companies.
There are several upcoming Xiaomi smartphones that have lined up for a release in the coming months. Let us take a good look at all the things which we know about these upcoming devices.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
This all-metal handset which comes with a fingerprint scanner had grabbed a lot of eyeballs when it was first introduced in China recently. It has been aimed towards those wanting an affordable yet powerful phablet. While the original unit grabs an octa core MediaTek Helio X10 processor, the one which will be entering India will go for a hexa core Snapdragon 650 CPU.
Those interested can look forward to its official launch in the country which is most likely to happen at the end of January or at the start of February. The main highlights of the Redmi Note 3 include a 16MP main camera, a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD display and a 4050mAh battery pack. The price of this device is expected to hover somewhere around the Rs 12000 mark.
Xiaomi Mi 5
The most talked about Xiaomi smartphone right now is the Mi 5 which will become the company’s new flagship when it’s outed soon. Plenty of leaks related to the handset have told us that it will adopt a fingerprint scanner, and will be found running the brand new and highly advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset.
Expect a 16MP main camera and an 8MP secondary shooter to form part of its offerings as well, aside from a 5.2-inch Quad HD display. The Mi 5 is also expected to adopt a 3600mAh battery moreover, aside from other interesting features. This handset has been confirmed to be preparing for a February 24 launch, but its exact release date and pricing details still remain unclear.
Xiaomi Redmi 3
Equipped with a beautiful textured rear surface and an all-metal build, the Redmi 3 has defied the conventions set by its predecessors in a big way. In fact, the phone looks so premium that we’re worried it will end up costing more than what the Redmi 2 is currently selling at.
The new offering features a 5-inch HD display, and runs on the combination of an octa core Snapdragon 616 CPU and 2GB of RAM. The camera setup on this phone consists of a 13MP rear unit and a 5MP front snapper. A huge highlight is that it has adopted a whopping 4100mAh battery which promises really long hours of usage.
It is being sold in China right now at CNY 699 which approximately translates to Rs 7000. At the moment, there’s absolutely no clue about when this offering will start being sold in India, but we’re guessing that should happen in the coming months.
Xiaomi Mi 4c
Now we have to admit; there’s just a fifty-fifty chance of this handset ever making its way into India. The prime reason for that is that it’s not much different from the Mi 4i which is already being sold here. But it’s also too good a phone for fans to miss out on.
It’s the first from the company to adopt a USB Type-C port, and run the hexa core Snapdragon 808 processor. It maintains the 5-inch 1080p display from the Mi 4i, and same goes for its 13MP rear shooter and its 5MP front camera. But while the said device adopts a 3120mAh batter, the Mi 4c has gone for a slightly less powerful 3080mAh unit.
Xiaomi is selling it right now in China in exchange of CNY 1299 (roughly Rs 13500) for its 2GB RAM/16GB storage model or CNY 1499 (around Rs 15500) for its 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant. We’ll have more on it when details regarding its arrival in India are out.
Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus
Word out on the street is that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will also be sold in the form of a larger Plus model that will of course adopt a bigger display. While this looks like a straightforward competitive move to echo the likes of Apple and Google, we’re really not sure how much credibility this rumor has. The above mentioned images have come via GSM Dome, and are being claimed to be of the phone in question.
We’re being told that this handset will adopt a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, and run on the same Snapdragon 820 processor which will form part of the regularly sized Mi 5 model. It will also apparently adopt 4GB worth of RAM and a main camera that will either grab a 23MP or 16MP peak resolution. If at all such a device exists, we’re hoping to know more about it on February 24 which has been confirmed to be the launch date of the Mi 5 flagship range.