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

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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15 Comments

1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 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.)

3. iKamalkandel

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

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

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

12. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

they just need to release their phones worldwide with similar pricing

5. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

F***ing amazing :/ If only they start selling their phones worldwide.

8. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

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

6. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

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

7. mahmud10cool

Posts: 4; Member since: May 26, 2014

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

9. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

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

10. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

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

11. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

13. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Competition is good for consumer, keep it coming.

14. tricky

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 18, 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+.

15. techfortoday

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 13, 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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