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Xiaomi working on $65 smartphone with 720p display and 1GB of RAM?

Posted: , by Luis D.

Xiaomi working on $65 smartphone with 720p display and 1GB of RAM?
Ever heard of Leadcore? Neither had we, but apparently, it's a Chinese silicon manufacturer that received an investment from Xiaomi. Reportedly, the latter is about to introduce a whopper of a low-end smartphone that will sell at just $65 (399 CNY). The company will make use of the Leadcore LC1860 chip, which sounds decent - it's built on an A7 architecture, clocked at 2GHz, and paired with the Mali T628 GPU. The chip supports 2K displays, 1080p @60fps video capture, and LTE. 

Judging by the published spec-sheet, the $65 phone itself could feature a 720p display and 1GB RAM, which is not bad at all considering the price. Although the leaked material doesn't look especially convincing and we can't say for sure whether it is the $65 Xiaomi phone in the picture, it will be nice if more low-end smartphones adopt similar, or possibly better hardware standards down the road. The Chinese manufacturer's current low-end model, the Redmi 1S, offers specs in the same ballpark, and it costs about $150.

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posted on 12 Nov 2014, 06:37 10

1. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 933; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

That's very impressive, watch out Samsung! Your Galaxy Star 2, Young 2 and pocket 2 is

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 06:43

2. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 933; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

-nothing compared to this "cheap" beast(QVGA/HVGA display, single core CPU, 2mp or 3mp camera and 512mb RAM is a trash specs compared to the competition.)

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 06:54

3. iKamalkandel (Posts: 30; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)

If it works smoothly for 6-7 months also, you can take your money value back.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 06:56 5

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Xiaomi is snatching and eating low mid range market from all OEMs.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 09:11 5

12. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 May 2012)

they just need to release their phones worldwide with similar pricing

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 07:04 3

5. DogeShibe (Posts: 1115; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)

F***ing amazing :/

If only they start selling their phones worldwide.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 07:15 1

8. JMartin22 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

They can't, with all IP issues they would have from competing manufacturers, they would be litigated into the grave.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 07:13

6. Chuck007 (Posts: 1302; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)

Wow, never expected such a nice design from Xiaomi. Hopefully their next flagship resembles this.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 07:14 1

7. mahmud10cool (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 May 2014)

I'll definitely buy it if it comes to this part of the world.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 07:35 1

9. Darkerm (Posts: 319; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

if it's true then I'll buy this as my backup phone :D

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 07:47

10. surethom (Posts: 916; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)

Very nice, look out Moto g 2014, you really should have upped your specs a tiny bit (Especially the battery)

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 07:49

11. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

With that processor, I was expecting at least 1.5GB of RAM.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 09:11

13. cncrim (Posts: 899; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

Competition is good for consumer, keep it coming.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 12:29

14. tricky (Posts: 34; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)

Purely awesome great specs for great price, but Google still needs to optimize for the low end. There are a lot of Chinese phones with low specs in the Android world which would probably run Windows Phone great. Low end processor like MediaTek should be fine to run Android smoothly, but don't. Sad to say Windows Phone still is king in that department. Something like the Lumia 520 which has only 512mb ram dual core processor and an antutu of around 7000 outperforms phones with quad core processors 1gb ram and antutu of 17000+.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 23:21

15. techfortoday (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)

I wonder if it will function as well as other Xiaomi phones in their ecosystem. I read a great article on the financial times, "chinese tech: selling to the next billion," that really painted Xiaomi's product offerings and future strategy around their ecosystem. Every new product is another test to see how they measure up to their goals.

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