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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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posted on 16 Jan 2015, 18:55

1. bob_monkeywarts (Posts: 236; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)

$80 with an obvious contract.

posted on 16 Jan 2015, 18:59 4

2. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 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.

posted on 16 Jan 2015, 19:03 2

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1351; Member since: 06 Jul 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

posted on 16 Jan 2015, 19:24 3

4. Alan01 (Posts: 439; Member since: 21 Mar 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!

Alan F.

posted on 16 Jan 2015, 20:32

6. faizan-sharif (Posts: 98; Member since: 26 Jun 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

posted on 16 Jan 2015, 21:04

8. Sharky (Posts: 243; Member since: 24 Jun 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.

posted on 16 Jan 2015, 19:40

5. greenelektron (Posts: 537; Member since: 10 Sep 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.

posted on 16 Jan 2015, 21:03

7. effimote (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Jan 2015)

4GB RAM just cost 80$ ? so unbelieveable .

posted on 16 Jan 2015, 21:28 1

9. avinash22i (Posts: 67; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)

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

posted on 17 Jan 2015, 11:33

10. wacqy (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)

One can always dream!

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 17:15

11. avinash22i (Posts: 67; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)

True tat my frnd

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