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

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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11 Comments

1. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

$80 with an obvious contract.

2. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

What contract? Xiaomi doesn't sell phones on contract. If you don't believe their pricing, just remember that you can get 1080p screen, Snapdragon 800, a magnesium alloy body and much more for $200.

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Xiaomi need to stop as they're start releasing too much model this year, 2011 - 1 model 2012 - 1 model 2013 - 2 models 2014 - 2 models 2015 jan - already 2 models

4. Alan01

Posts: 615; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

You have to remember that the company is much larger now. Last year alone it tripled sales. Xiaomi has a great balanced lineup, perhaps the most balanced in the industry! Regards, Alan F.

6. faizan-sharif

Posts: 98; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

they should release different handsets but it depends how well they target new markets, as for now they are limited to only few regions( yes they are one of biggest one's) and kind of pricing there mi note has include its delivery charges to some other part of the world from a re-seller and it is either equal to Note 3 pricing or little up than that, I own a xiaomi device and it was actually to test once and with my previous experience i decided that i am going to prefer an old version from more reliable companies under warranty in my region i.e. Note 3, xperia z2, lg g3(2GB model), S5 they are all placed at same price as the Mi note for out side china delivery from resellers and ofcourse no warranty

8. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

As long as their lineup isn't redundant I don't think the number of phones they release is a problem. Its a good thing that they are filling up their line up with a variety of products.

5. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

As long as they would rollout all their phone line up fast an on a wider scale. I hope xiaomi's plan is to cover the rest of the world.

7. effimote

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

4GB RAM just cost 80$ ? so unbelieveable .

9. avinash22i

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

You did not read the article fully did you.. . Sign

10. wacqy

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

One can always dream!

11. avinash22i

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

True tat my frnd

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