Xiaomi to unveil new smartphone on January 4th: Redmi 1S dual 4G edition expected

Xiaomi, the Chinese phone maker that is making waves across the industry with its handsets that offer unprecedented value for the money, will unveil a brand new device on January 4th, with a second event expected on January 15th for a second big launch to mark the start of the new year.

What will Xiaomi unveil on January 4th? Expectations are that it will be an updated version of its extremely affordable Redmi 1S, a device in the class of the Motorola Moto G (2014), but with an even lower price tag. The new Xiaomi Redmi 1S is expected to target the Chinese market chiefly, as it will bring support for 4G LTE for China Unicom and China Telecom, the two smaller carriers, as well as for the gargantuan China Mobile.

This new Xiaomi device might be called the Redmi 1S Dual 4G. The other big highlight is expected to be the color: the phone should be available in black, white, red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, and purple (it’s also possible that its plastic shell is interchangeable). 

Hardware-wise little will change: it’s still expected to feature a 4.7” 720p HD display, a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 system chip with four Cortex A53 cores, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. In terms of cameras, we’re looking at an 8-megapixel main shooter and a 2-megapixel front cam. Battery size is 2200mAh, and all of this runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with the MIUI skin.

source: IT168 (translated)



2. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Dual 4G? WOW. I hope I can run both card with data and be twice as fast.

5. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

It won't be dual 4g for sure as it can't be dual 3g in 1s series. And perhaps 4g capability for China Unicom and China Telecom only(as if now).

3. mitoita

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

wtf? in romania is available from end of november this variant. i bought 3 for my fammily....

4. Sir-Lancelot

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

To much bezels.

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

The teaser only said they will be unveiling a new Redmi device. It doesn't necessarily have to be related to the Redmi 1S. Could be the new Redmi Note as well

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

These phones look cheap and nasty looking. Definitely worth the price you pay for an unoptimized knockoff experience.

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