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Xiaomi's upcoming budget smartphone leaked by China Mobile executive; specs and photo included

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Image allegedly showing the back of Xiaomi's new budget phone

Image allegedly showing the back of Xiaomi's new budget phone

Nothing like getting the juice right from the orange. An executive who toils for the largest carrier in the world, China Mobile, let the cat out of the bag on his Weibo account regarding Xiaomi's new budget priced handset. And not only did this executive reveal the specs of this new phone, he also posted a picture of the device that he has had for some time.

According to the China Mobile executive, this device will feature a 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. Powering the handset will be a quad-core Lead Core LCI LC1860C CPU (say that five times fast) with the Mali T628 GPU crunching graphics. 1GB of RAM is inside and there is 8GB of native storage. Despite the budget tag, a 13MP snapper is on back and there is support for 4G LTE Cat.4 which will allow a maximum download speed of 150Mbps. Previous rumors about this model add a 2MP front-facing camera, microSD slot and Android 4.4.4 pre-installed.

As far as pricing is concerned, we have to turn to another executive. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun recently stated that the company will not release a phone priced as low as $64 USD. So we do have a floor when it comes to how much this budget model will cost. What we don't have is a possible date for the unveiling of this handset, or a name for it.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Weibo.com/Blovesky via GizmoChina

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posted on 21 Mar 2015, 11:03 4

1. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


Too much yellow in the leak photo. Is that iphone 6 camera?

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 11:37 2

2. seven7dust (unregistered)


64$ ? wow…. thats just insane…. how do they even manage ?
my headphones cost more than 64$

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 11:56

4. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


ikr like how the hell do they gain profit from a phone priced so low

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 14:22

7. Doakie (Posts: 2009; Member since: 06 May 2009)


That price is nuts... But when can we start giving a crap about Xiaomi in the USA? At this point it's kinda like having discussions about unicorns or dragons...

posted on 22 Mar 2015, 00:08

14. sram145 (Posts: 127; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


I guess one of the main reasons is no marketing where other companies spend more money.

posted on 22 Mar 2015, 01:11

15. Shubham412302 (Posts: 431; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


and mali t628!!!!!
its too much for a 64$ device

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 11:54 2

3. YodhaMali (Posts: 49; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)


Hate Xiaomi all you want, but a phone with 720p display, Quad-core processor, 13 MP snapper, microSD slot, Android KitKat out of the box, all at a price of around $70 is an amazing achievement.

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 12:14 1

5. Sidewinder (Posts: 429; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Yeah at this price point you can complain much.. Xiaomi products have always been priced very well. All they need to do is expand to more market and make their products easily available and also look into the service

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 14:24

8. Doakie (Posts: 2009; Member since: 06 May 2009)


The only people hating on Xiaomi are iTards. They'll hate on it no matter what. Frugality and bang for the buck mean nothing to them...

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 15:20

9. Medicdroid1 (Posts: 12; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


Well spoken, or well typed I should say.

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 16:35

10. FAUSTO (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 Mar 2015)


I think xiaomi like other chinese OEM are in a great place for an abundance of resources and workforce. They will do very well and I could see them selling millions of these phone model. Well done xiaomi. Those specs look great and that price is awesome too. Good luck

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 17:26

11. vedraj (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 Oct 2013)


it says..''the company will 'not' release a 64$ phone..not will''

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 17:35 1

12. vedraj (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 Oct 2013)


it says..''the company will 'not' release a 64$ phone..not will''

posted on 21 Mar 2015, 22:45

13. avinash22i (Posts: 55; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


I thought I was the only one who read it right. Guys the article mentions that the phone will not be the amount mentioned. Meaning we have a Base price level, for all we know it might 100$ or 200$.

posted on 22 Mar 2015, 11:28

16. gehrig (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Looks like the GS3

posted on 22 Mar 2015, 15:09

17. tjnapster555 (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


this phone made for countries like Pakistan(in which i live) so SHUT UP about the price its easy for you to say 64$ but its big thing for us

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