Report: Xiaomi's low priced Leadcore phone to launch April 8th

Report: Xiaomi's low priced Leadcore phone to launch April 8th
A bit more than a week ago, a China Mobile executive posted a photo allegedly showing the low-cost smartphone being produced by Xiaomi, using a Leadcore CPU. The device will be priced at the equivalent of $80 USD and received certification from China's version of the FCC (TENAA) in January. A report out of China on Monday says to expect the phone to launch on April 8th.

Today's report also reiterated the most recently rumored specs for the phone. The unnamed model is expected to carry a 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. A quad-core 1.6GHz Leadcore LC 1860 CPU is driving the device while the Mali T628 GPU handles graphics. 1GB of RAM is inside along with 8GB of native storage. A microSD slot will be available for those who need to add memory. The camera on back weighs in at 13MP and there will be a 2MP shooter up front for selfies and video chats. Android 4.4.4 is pre-installed.

No doubt selling a phone like this for the equivalent of $80 should help Xiaomi reach its goal of selling 80 million to 100 million units this year. But the bean counters aren't going to be terribly thrilled with the slim profits that the company will make with this model.

source: MyDrivers (translated) via GizmoChina



1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

13MP is great, hope it delivers quality pictures.

2. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

13 mp main camera with mali T628 for $80. Is that true????

4. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Exceed the limits, that's what the Chinese manufacturers love to do.

5. seven7dust unregistered

my mophie case cost me more than this. Lol!

3. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

must have this phone..... that GPU :D

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