Two new Xiaomi handsets gain certification

Two new Xiaomi handsets gain certification
Xiaomi has, without question, been the busiest in the mobile hardware space just lately. Having only recently launched the Snapdragon 821-powered Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus, the firm this week rolled out two more humdingers with the Mi Note 2 and Mi MIX. Now, two variations of a new Xiaomi device have checked through China's version of the FCC but this time, the specs are at the lower end of the spectrum. 

After four Snapdragon 821 handsets in the best part of a month, it's perhaps a bit of a relief to see Xiaomi cool things down with something a little more homely. The devices are referenced as the Xiaomi 2016111 and Xiaomi 2016112, with the only apparent difference being that the former includes support for a microSD card of up to 128 GB.

Both are equipped with 5-inch, 720 x 1280 TFT displays, an unspecified 1.4 GHz, quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. There's 16 GB of ROM, though as mentioned, the 2016111 is expandable. There's also a 13-megapixel camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel shooter at the front. 

The 4G LTE device includes infrared, Bluetooth, USB, GPS, a 3030 mAh battery, a rear fingerprint scanner and an in-built FM Radio. On the software front, it looks like Android 6.0.1 will be the base of the experience, though users can expect Xiaomi's MIUI to be very much at the forefront. 

The device's dimensions are 139.9 x 70.4 x 8.5 mm, and it weighs in at 140 grams. Set to be available in gold and silver color options, there's no word on the cost or launch details as yet. Given that it's nearly identical to the new Huawei Enjoy 6 on the specs front, it'll probably be priced similarly, so below the $200 mark. 

source: TENAA (1), (2) via Times News

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4 Comments

1. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

I think it's probably Redmi 4.... An upgrade of Their cheapest segment device Redmi 3s...

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but redmi 4 rumored to use SD625 and FHD screen... this one probably their new line, which is even cheaper and lower specs than redmi (since redmi specs is already poking lower mid-range, while redmi note is on upper mid-ranger)

3. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

Yes. But it's only rumored. And the specs in the TENAA leaks are always misleading. It would be better to wait and watch...

4. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

The Xiaomi Redmi series with a 5 inch screen is a cheaper, smaller phone than the Xiaomi Mi 5. I was thinking that a 5 inch display might suit me size-wise after really liking the Mi 5. My problem with the Redmi series though is that the phones are heavier and a bit wider than the Mi 5 so they are only smaller in screen real estate and length. I would gain nothing in hand comfort with a 5 inch phone that is the same width or wider than its more expensive sibling. In fact, the Mi 5 is just about impossible to beat for compactness and light weight in the 5 to 5.2 inch range of phones.

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