Xiaomi’s Red Rice smartphone aims to redefine budget smartphones, brings a dual-core chip, 720p display and MIUI for $130

xiaomi-red-rice-hero-645x341

As part of its plan make to a major splash for 2013, Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is rumored to quietly working on a special smartphone called the Red Rice behind the scenes— a device that could potentially redefine the budget category as we know it. According to tech site IT168, the smartphone is expected to operate on Xiaomi’s custom MIUI OS and feature a dual-core processor, a 4.7-inch 720p display, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera, 8 gigs of storage and a 2,000mAh battery. Additionally, the device will be dual-SIM compatible and also have support for traditional GSM and TD-SCDMA technologies for Chinese customers out there looking for a traditional 3G or higher-speed technology. All of those specs add up to a shocking price— 799 yuan or roughly $130— meaning that customers in China will have a solid device that could be head and shoulders above other budget-line devices at that price range.

Of course nothing is confirmed just yet, but all indications are pointing out to the MIUI v5-based Red Rice seeing an October release— meaning that customers will have a lot to look forward to right before the holidays.

source: IT168
via: Android Authority

» See more articles by Roy Alugbue


Google+0Facebook1Twitter18
  • D3Seeker

    Well that’s nice. Anything “budget” over here frigin means tech from om the dawn of smartphones. Not even worth looking at. HOPEFULLY they can start a trend so budget minded people don’t have to get completely shafted when it comes to phones

  • GraveUypo

    this is really good.