Xiaomi's upcoming budget smartphone leaked by China Mobile executive; specs and photo included

Nothing like getting the juice right from the orange. An executive who toils for the largest carrier in the world, China Mobile, let the cat out of the bag on his Weibo account regarding Xiaomi's new budget priced handset. And not only did this executive reveal the specs of this new phone, he also posted a picture of the device that he has had for some time.

According to the China Mobile executive, this device will feature a 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. Powering the handset will be a quad-core Lead Core LCI LC1860C CPU (say that five times fast) with the Mali T628 GPU crunching graphics. 1GB of RAM is inside and there is 8GB of native storage. Despite the budget tag, a 13MP snapper is on back and there is support for 4G LTE Cat.4 which will allow a maximum download speed of 150Mbps. Previous rumors about this model add a 2MP front-facing camera, microSD slot and Android 4.4.4 pre-installed.

As far as pricing is concerned, we have to turn to another executive. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun recently stated that the company will not release a phone priced as low as $64 USD. So we do have a floor when it comes to how much this budget model will cost. What we don't have is a possible date for the unveiling of this handset, or a name for it.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Weibo.com/Blovesky via GizmoChina

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16 Comments

1. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Too much yellow in the leak photo. Is that iphone 6 camera?

2. seven7dust unregistered

64$ ? wow…. thats just insane…. how do they even manage ? my headphones cost more than 64$

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

ikr like how the hell do they gain profit from a phone priced so low

7. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

That price is nuts... But when can we start giving a crap about Xiaomi in the USA? At this point it's kinda like having discussions about unicorns or dragons...

14. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

I guess one of the main reasons is no marketing where other companies spend more money.

15. Shubham412302

Posts: 588; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

and mali t628!!!!! its too much for a 64$ device

3. YodhaMali

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Hate Xiaomi all you want, but a phone with 720p display, Quad-core processor, 13 MP snapper, microSD slot, Android KitKat out of the box, all at a price of around $70 is an amazing achievement.

5. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Yeah at this price point you can complain much.. Xiaomi products have always been priced very well. All they need to do is expand to more market and make their products easily available and also look into the service

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

The only people hating on Xiaomi are iTards. They'll hate on it no matter what. Frugality and bang for the buck mean nothing to them...

9. Medicdroid1

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Well spoken, or well typed I should say.

10. FAUSTO

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

I think xiaomi like other chinese OEM are in a great place for an abundance of resources and workforce. They will do very well and I could see them selling millions of these phone model. Well done xiaomi. Those specs look great and that price is awesome too. Good luck

11. vedraj

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

it says..''the company will 'not' release a 64$ phone..not will''

12. vedraj

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

it says..''the company will 'not' release a 64$ phone..not will''

13. avinash22i

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

I thought I was the only one who read it right. Guys the article mentions that the phone will not be the amount mentioned. Meaning we have a Base price level, for all we know it might 100$ or 200$.

16. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Looks like the GS3

17. tjnapster555

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

this phone made for countries like Pakistan(in which i live) so SHUT UP about the price its easy for you to say 64$ but its big thing for us

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