The Xiaomi Redmi 1S was one of the most successful smartphones of this year owing to its mid-range specs offered at a very cheap price. Naturally, its great reception in many markets has resulted in the company thinking of a successor for it.
We have heard rumblings about this new handset in the past, but it seems the Chinese firm is now ready to unveil it in its entirety. What’s being expected to be called the Xiaomi Redmi 2S could very well be showcased on January 4 dressed in a range of colorful options.
Through its official Weibo page (via GizmoChina), the company has announced that it will be unveiling a new smartphone from the Redmi series on the above mentioned date. While it has stopped short of mentioning what this device will be exactly, we’re assuming it’s the 1S’ successor because it has been spotted a lot lately in the form of leaks.
It will apparently be a 4G LTE phone that will run on a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor. This Redmi device will retain the 4.7-inch 720p HD display of its predecessor, but will upgrade the battery from 2000mAh to 2200mAh. An 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front snapper can be expected to form part of it.
A short glance at the leaked specs of the Xiaomi Redmi 1S successor:
– Display: 4.7-inch, 720p HD
– OS: Android-based MIUI 6 ROM
– Processor: 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 410
– GPU: Adreno 306
– Memory: 1GB RAM
– Camera: 8MP rear, 2MP front
– Dimensions: 134 x 67.2 x 9.2mm
– Weight: 132gms
We’ll bring you all the latest on whatever Xiaomi unveils at its January 4 event in China, so stay tuned until then.