Xiaomi to invade Indian smartphone market with aggressively priced phones

Xiaomi earned a lot of popularity over the past year especially when it nabbed Hugo Barra away from Google. The Chinese company has started going international by making its devices available in countries such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore and now, it has set its eyes on India.

In an interview with CNET, the company’s global VP Hugo Barra, disclosed these details and also mentioned that the expansion will take place with the Redmi and Mi-3 handsets. Additionally, the company plans on entering the Indian market with aggressively priced phones and the main focus will be on delivering performance and quality at affordable rates.

Xiaomi Mi3

Both smartphones have been a huge success in China and we’ve already been seeing reports about sequels. The former device was the first from the company to reach international waters, offering mid-range features at an affordable cost. The latter phone is the company’s flagship and it’s amongst the few handsets to come with the Tegra 4 processor.

Additionally, a Snapdragon 800 model of the Xiaomi Mi-3 is also present. The Redmi is quite similar to the local handsets available in the market. It features a quad core MediaTek chip, a 4.7-inch HD screen and dual SIM slots amongst others. The Mi3 on the other hand, is a high-end device with a 5-inch 1080p IPS Retina touchscreen, a 13MP Exmor RS sensor from Sony, 2GB of RAM and a 3050mAh battery.

During the interview, Hugo Barra disclosed that the company is working on a 4G LTE handset, but provided no further information. There’s no specific date or month when Xiaomi plans to launch its smartphones in India.