Xiaomi unveils the Hongmi 1S – a $130 smartphone with Snapdragon 400 and two SIM slots
Unlike the quad-core 1.5GHz MediaTek processor, found in the Hongmi, its successor comes with a quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC, clocked at 1.6GHz. The rest of the hardware specs of the new device are pretty much identical to the Xiaomi Hongmi – a 4.7-inch IPS display, sporting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of native storage, an 8MP rear shooter, and a 2,000mAh battery are all on board. The Hongmi 1S will be powered by Android 4.3 with Xiaomi's own MIUI v5 user interface on top of it.
The Xiaomi Hongmi 1S will support only China Telecom's own CDMA network (800/1900MHz 3G bands and 850/900/1800/1900MHz GSM ones). However, Xiaomi might release an international version of the smartphone, just like it did with the Hongmi.
Oh, and the price - how does a price of $130 (¥799) sound to you? For a device, pretty much on par with the Moto G, the Xiaomi Hongmi 1S will offer a lot of bang for the buck. However, if Xiaomi launches an international version of the smartphone, its price might be a lot different than its Chinese peer.
The Xiaomi Hongmi 1S will launch on February 20 in China.
Xiaomi Hongmi 1S
source: Xiaomi (translated) via IntoMobile
1. Lauticol (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
Its pricing is amazing! Would love to have it worldwide!
6. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 719; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
Their current plans are to bring their devices to Singapore, so you might have to wait
2. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Moto G fighter
I think i will enjoy using the software on the moto G more , unless i am from the PRC
3. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 201; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Looks better than the Moto G. Much better actually.
5. aksa123 (Posts: 208; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
Really? I think the design is just plain and boring.
4. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
More proof that android high-end devices from Samsung are sooooo over-priced.
7. roobs (Posts: 53; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)
With the support from miui, i find it better than the G. Just saying..