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Xiaomi Redmi 4A flash sale in India will held on Thursday on Amazon India. The Redmi 4A smartphone (Review) will be made available for purchase on the e-commerce site at 12pm IST, and customers do not need to register in advance to buy it. The budget smartphone is available in only one variant (2GB RAM/ 16GB inbuilt storage) in the country, with three colour options – Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold. The Redmi 4A was launched in the country in March, and has since been made available via flash sales.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A price in India
Xiaomi Redmi 4A price in India is Rs. 5,999. As we mentioned, the smartphone is available only in a single RAM/ storage configuration in India – 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A specifications
Featuring a polycarbonate body, the Redmi 4A bears a hybrid dual-SIM card slot, and runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The smartphone features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display, and is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC coupled with the Adreno 308 GPU and 2GB of RAM.

It sports a 13-megapixel sensor with PDAF, a 5-lens system, an f/2.2 aperture, and is backed by a LED flash. There is a 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 aperture on board as well. The Redmi 4A comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

The Redmi 4A’s connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, and Bluetooth v4.1. Sensors on board the smartphone include accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, infrared, and proximity. Dimensions of the new Xiaomi smartphone are 139.5×70.4×8.5mm, and it weighs in at 131.5 grams. Redmi 4A is powered by a 3120mAh battery with fast charging support.

 

 

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Xiaomi is expected to launch the Redmi Pro 2 soon having launched the Redmi Pro in the month of July last year. Last month, some of the specifications of the Redmi Pro 2 had briefly appeared on the company’s website, but a new report now gives us a better look at some of the specifications that can be expected from the upcoming smartphone.

 

GizChina claims to have got hold of the specifications sheet of the Redmi Pro 2 and it looks like the smartphone will indeed have a 3GB variant as previously reported. However, there is no sign here of a 4GB variant, but given that the Redmi Pro was offered in a 4GB+128GB options, you can expect the Redmi Pro 2 to follow suit.

Moving on to the camera, it was previously noted that the Redmi Pro 2 would sport a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel sensor. However, the latest leak suggest that the primary camera will be 12-megapixel instead and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor next to it. The front, on the other hand, will likely have a 16-megapixel sensor, which is a major bump from the 5-megapixel camera from last year’s model.

The latest specifications leak does not mention the display size and processor, but based on the past listing, the Redmi Pro 2 could sport a 5.5-inch display similar to its predecessor and will be powered by a Snapdragon 660 SoC. Notably, GizChina’s leak mentions an LCD display with a full-HD resolution instead of an OLED display as previously rumoured. If true, this would seem like a disappointing step back as the Redmi Pro features a full-HD OLED display, and one would be wise to take this new leak with a grain of salt.

Additionally, the Redmi Pro 2 is expected to come with Wi-Fi, gyroscope, Bluetooth, magnetometer and accelerometer. As of now, there’s no official word on when the Redmi Pro 2 will be unveiled, but all probability points to a July unveiling.

 

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Xiaomi launched the Mi Max 2, the successor to last year’s Mi Max phablet, last month. While the smartphone was initially launched just in Gold colour option, the company has now introduced a new Matte Black variant of the smartphone as well. The new colour variant has been launched just for Hong Kong and comes with same specifications as the Gold variant of the handset.

Priced at HKD 1,899 (roughly Rs. 15,685), the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Just like its predecessor, the new iteration of the smartphone features a massive 6.44-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. The Mi Max 2 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked at 2GHz coupled with 4GB of RAM.

In terms of optics, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with PDAF support and dual-LED flash. The rear camera setup features a Sony IMX386 sensor with 1.25-micron pixels for better handling of different lighting situations. At front, there is a 5-megapixel camera for taking selfies.

While the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 comes in two storage variants, i.e. 64GB and 128GB of built-in storage, the Matte Black variant is only being offered with the 64GB of inbuilt storage. The Mi Max 2 houses a large 5300mAh battery, which has support for Quick Charge 3.0, and the connectivity options offered by the smartphone include 4G connectivity, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth.

There is a fingerprint scanner at the back of the handset. The phone also features an IR blaster, which can act as a universal remote for TV and air conditioner. Xiaomi at the China launch claimed that the Mi Max 2 comes with improved one-handed use.

While there has been no official announcement regarding India launch of the smartphone, Xiaomi India chief Manu Kumar Jain suggested that the company might be gearing up for Xiaomi Mi Max 2’s India launch in July.

 

 

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Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 smartphone will be going on sale again in India on Friday. The biggest highlight of the next sale will be the availability of the most-basic and cheapest Redmi Note 4 (Review) model, which will be going on sale for the first time in the country. Considering the price point of the basic model, it is expected to receive the maximum traction compared to other versions in India.

To recall, Xiaomi unveiled three variants in India – the 2GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage model was priced at Rs. 9,999, the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model was priced at Rs. 10,999, while the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model was priced at Rs. 12,999. The smartphone will be available via Mi.com.

On Friday, all the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 variants will be available in Gold and Grey colours. A new Matte Black colour variant of the Redmi Note 4 is also expected to debut in India soon, though there are no availability details at the moment.

Last month, Xiaomi announced that 250,000 units of the Redmi Note 4 were sold in 10 minutes in the smartphone’s first sale in the country.

The Redmi Note 4 seems set to be a very popular smartphone in the country, following in the footsteps of its predecessor the Redmi Note 3. Some of the highlights of the Redmi Note 4 are solid metal body, processor performance, and improved camera compared to the Redmi Note 3. To refresh on the specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has a 5.5-inch full-HD display, and is powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC. At the rear, there is a 13-megapixel camera sensor with dual-LED flash and a fingerprint sensor. In the front, the smartphone houses a 5-megapixel sensor. It sports a large 4100mAh battery, supports VoLTE, and runs on MIUI 8 based android 6.0 Marshmallow.

 
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China’s Singles’ Day sale kicked off on Friday with Alibaba selling over $5 billion (roughly Rs. 33,515 crores) in transactions in the first hour which was more than in the first hour of last year’s spree. Xiaomi also shared some impressive numbers for its sales performance during the Singles’ Day sale.

Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi Global in a tweet claimed that the company sold CNY 1.2 billion (roughly Rs. 1,270 crores) in total sales. Barra also claimed that 1 million Xiaomi Redmi 4A units were sold in 24 hours and the smartphone was the top selling smartphone. In a tweet, Barra said, “Xiaomi’s China SinglesDay 2016 stats: RMB 1.295 billion total sales; 1 million Redmi 4A sold (# 1 selling smartphone).”

The Chinese company in a MIUI forum post revealed that the CNY 1.25 billion sales milestone was recorded in 23 hours and 20 minutes. The post said, “We managed to surpass last year record ! Now we shall wait for the final figure concluded by Xiaomi.”
Adding further details, the post said Xiaomi sold CNY 1 billion worth of devices in 17 hours and 2 minutes while had touched CNY 200 million in 16 minutes and 16 seconds. Soon after the sales began at midnight, Xiaomi claims it had sold CNY 100 million worth of devices in 5 minutes 23 seconds.
According to Xiaomi, the most popular Mi devices during China’s Singles’ Day sales included the Redmi 4A, Mi Router 3, Mi Note Book, Mi Pad, Mi Band 2, Mi Drone, Mi Air Purifier, Ninebot Mini, and Mi Luggage.

China’s Singles’ Day sale has gradually become one of the largest online shopping extravaganzas in China with sales across e-commerce sites in the country on November 11.
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Xiaomi has officially announced that it is hosting an event in Beijing on October 25 to launch the Mi Note 2. While the announcement confirmed the dual edge display, all the other leaks still remain as speculative. A lot has been leaked about the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 including the prices. While initial reports claimed that the smartphone will be extremely high priced, the more recent one capped it down to a relatively reasonable tag. The latest leak now hints that the price tag of the Mi Note 2 will be at $590 (Rs. 39,500).

This is still the highest price tag ever associated with a Xiaomi smartphone. Toutiao’s latest leak claims that the price will be a little higher than what was rumoured previously. Just to recall, the last leak claimed that the 4GB variant will be priced at CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 27,800) and 6GB RAM variant will be priced at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 29,800).

As for the specifications, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is expected to feature a 5.7-inch Super Amoled (1440×2560 pixels) display with Force Touch pressure sensitivity. It is said to be powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 821 SoC, and bear a dual camera setup at the back. There are expected to be two sensors sat the back – one 23-megapixel Sony IMX318 sensor and another 12-megapixel Sony IMX378 sensor. An 8-megapixel sensor is also expected at the front for selfies.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is tipped to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8, and support dual-SIM slots (Nano + Nano). It packs a 4100mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology, and supports ultrasonic fingerprint scanner embedded under glass. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE , Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz) MU-MIMO, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C connectivity options. A leak also suggests that the Mi Note 2 could sport an iris scanner.

We of course advise readers to talk the rumours with punch of salt. The launch event is to begin at 11.30am IST on Tuesday, where all the official details will be announced.

 
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Xiaomi has been subtly teasing the launch of its upcoming Mi 5s. The Chinese smartphone maker on Monday released a teaser with a big ‘S’, hinting that the company is ready to unveil the Mi 5s on September 27. The phone has now been subjected to AnTuTu’s benchmark test, scoring a mighty impressive 164,119. Xiaomi is of course proud of the score, using it as a new teaser for the smartphone.


The teaser was posted soon after a leaked AnTuTu benchmark score of 164,002 for the Xiaomi Mi 5s hit the Web. Interestingly, the official Mi 5s AnTuTu score was released by Xiaomi soon after LeEco launched the Le Pro 3 on Wednesday. LeEco revealed the Le Pro 3’s AnTuTu score to be 163,544, which puts Xiaomi’s Mi 5s ahead. It remains to be seen, however, if Xiaomi will price the Mi 5s competitively seeing as how the Le Pro 3 comes with mighty specifications at a mid-range price starting CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 18,100).

Taking all the past leaks into consideration, the Mi 5s is expected expected to sport a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels). The Mi 5s is also expected to be powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor with Adreno 530 GPU paired with 6GB of RAM. The storage option is expected to be at 256GB and the device is pegged to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 on top.
On the camera front, the Mi 5s is tipped to sport a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 4-megapixel front camera. The Xiaomi Mi 5s may support a fingerprint scanner, and is expected to sport an iPhone 7-like tactile home button.

A fresh rumour doing the rounds of the Internet suggests that Xiaomi could also be unveiling a smaller 4-inch variant of the Mi 5s. An alleged image of the smaller variant was spotted on Weibo. Specifications related to the 4-inch variant are very speculative at the moment. The device is expected to come with a 4.3-inch 720p display with a Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB inbuilt storage.
With the 4-inch variant being rumoured, this puts the total list of phones Xiaomi is expected to unveil to four – the remaining devices being the bigger Mi 5s Plus and Mi Note 2. We’ll have to wait for September 27 event to see just how many new devices Xiaomi is planning to pull out of the bag.

 

 

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India has attracted investment from 37 mobile manufacturing companies in last one year that have generated 40,000 direct jobs and 1.25 lakh indirect employment, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

“We decided to make India a big hub of electronics manufacturing. In the last one year, 37 new mobile manufacturing units have come,” Prasad said after inaugurating government-funded ‘Electropreneur Park’.

He said that 11 crore mobile phones have been made in the country in last one year compared to 6 crore earlier. “We have given jobs to forty-thousand people and 1.25 lakh indirect jobs,” Prasad said.

Chinese companies like Gionee and Xiaomi are making their handsets at Foxconn plant in Andhra Pradesh. Domestic companies such as Karbonn, Lava, Micromax, Intex, Jivi, iTel, and MTech too have set up their manufacturing plants in the country.

As per industry sources, Chinese company LeEco will start mobile manufacturing unit on Tuesday. Prasad said that besides manufacturing electronics product in India, product designing is also important.

He said that government has provided Rs. 10,000 crore under Electronics Development Fund to support new entrepreneurs in the field of electronics. The Electropreneur Park (EP), which was innaugurated today in South Campus of Delhi University, is an incubation centre set up with government funds of around Rs. 21 crore to support incubation of up to 50 companies.

Set-up in collaboration with academia and industry represented by Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association, the Park will focus on creation of intellectual property rights and product development to increase domestic manufacturing of electronics items.

“India imports electronic goods of over Rs. 3 lakh crore. By 2020 government aims to bring down import to zero. The Electropreneur Park started today is a step in that direction,” Minister of State for IT and Law P P Choudhary said.

Ministry of Electronics and IT has selected six start-up firms that will develop products at this incubation centre. “6 out of 176 start-ups have been selected which means they have capability of developing good quality products and selection of six more are in pipeline,” MEITY Additional Secretary Ajay Kumar said.

 
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Xiaomi has slashed the price of its flagship smartphone the Xiaomi Mi 5 in India by Rs. 2,000. The smartphone will now be available at Rs. 22,999 against its launch price of Rs. 24,999, Xiaomi India Head Manu Jain tweeted on Tuesday morning. The Xiaomi Mi 5 is available for purchase via Flipkart and mi.com, though the websites are yet to reflect the new prices at the time of filing this report.

The dual-SIM (Nano + Nano) Xiaomi Mi 5 features a 5.15-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) with curved 3D Ceramic glass, and a pixel density of 428ppi. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU. It sports a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 camera sensor with PDAF (phase detection autofocus) and LED flash. The rear camera also sports 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation) and sapphire glass protection lens. The smartphone supports 4K video recording. It also sports a 4-megapixel front camera with 2-micron pixels. Both cameras feature an f/2.0 aperture.

It measures 144.5×69.2×7.25mm and weighs 129 grams. The Mi 5 packs a 3000mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. The company says that the Quick Charge 3.0 is 20 percent faster than its predecessor, the Quick Charge 2.0. Also onboard is a USB Type-C port. Connectivity options include VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, Glonass, and NFC.

 

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A render of Xiaomi’s alleged Mi 5s smartphone has surfaced and, in-line with some of the earlier leaks it suggests that the phone will don a dual-camera setup. According to earlier reports, Samsung was supposed to start supplying dual camera modules to Xiaomi and LeEco from July.

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If these reports are to be believed, it makes complete sense for Xiaomi Mi 5s to have a dual camera module. Numerous leaks had already suggested that the phone is expected to have a dual camera setup and the latest render (via Gizmo China) has added substantial weight to the earlier rumours.

Earlier leaks suggested that the smartphone will feature a “Force Touch screen,” expected to work on similar lines to Apple’s 3D touch. Some other leaks also suggested that the Xiaomi Mi 5s will include Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.

The smartphone is rumoured to pack 6GB RAM and is expected to be announced in August.

Along with Xiaomi Mi 5s, the company is rumoured to be working on Xiaomi Mi Note 2 smartphone which is expected to come in three models – standard, high, and top-end. According to the leaked details, the alleged “standard” variant will feature single rear camera setup, Hi-Fi chip, and will also support quick charging. The high variant of Mi Note 2 is also rumoured to pack a dual camera setup at the back.

However, there has been no official word from Xiaomi regarding the successor to Mi 5 and we should take all these rumours with a grain of salt and wait for the company to reveal the smartphone’s specifications and features

 

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