New 4.7-inch Xiaomi smartphone (Redmi 1S successor?) revealed

New 4.7-inch Xiaomi smartphone (Redmi 1S successor?) revealed
Xiaomi introduced the Redmi 1S in the first half of this year as a semi-international variant of its China-only Hongmi smartphone. Both variants were, and still are hot sellers, and it looks like Xiaomi may now have a successor to them.

An unannounced Xiaomi handset was just approved by China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center. While its name hasn’t been revealed, the device definitely resembles the Redmi 1S, but there are a few differences: the capacitive keys have been redesigned, while the LED flash and the speaker grill on the back are positioned differently.

The new Xiaomi smartphone weighs 132 grams, and measures 134 x 67.21 x 9.2 mm, so it’s lighter and a tad more compact than the Redmi 1S, which measures 137 x 69 x 9.9 mm and weighs 158 grams.

Android 4.4.4 KitKat is on board of the new Xiaomi handset, while other features include a 4.7-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, LTE connectivity, 2 MP front-facing camera, 8 MP rear camera, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor of unknown provenience. 

All in all, this doesn’t seem to be a huge upgrade over the Redmi 1S, though the addition of LTE and Android KitKat are certainly notable. It seems that the new handset will be available in lots of color versions, including black, white, red, orange, yellow, green, purple, and blue. Hopefully, we'll hear more on this soon. 

source: TENAA (translated)

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