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Xiaomi's cheap Leadcore powered phone to cost $80 and launch in February

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Xiaomi's cheap Leadcore powered phone to cost $80 and launch in February
Xiaomi just announced a high-end smartphone that has many drooling over the 4GB of RAM, QHD screen and the Snapdragon 810 processor employed on the device. On the other end of the spectrum is Xiaomi's Leadcore powered model that just received certification from China's TENAA. The device is now expected to be priced at $80 and should be launched sometime next month. Original reports had the device priced at $65.

Xiaomi has gone beyond the usual price cutting that it employs for its entry-level phones, using a quad-core 1.6GHz Leadcore LC1860C chip. That is paired with the Mali T628 GPU. Looks-wise, the unnamed device resembles the Xiaomi Redmi 2, although the latter is driven by a 64-bit quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 CPU and the Adreno 306 GPU.

Certainly Xiaomi finds itself in the enviable position of catching quite a buzz at the top-end of the market while still providing some decent products at the low-end. Xiaomi has made an investment in Leadcore which means that it has a supply of low priced chips at a price that will allow it to undercut many in this sector of the smartphone market.

source: MyDrivers (translated) via AndroidHeadlines

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