Xiaomi Kicks Off Global Launch Of The Redmi Smartphone

Xiaomi Redmi

The Xiaomi Red Rice, or the Redmi as it is more recently known, has just made its way to Singapore, marking its arrival in markets outside China. We can expect the smartphone to break cover in other prominent Asian markets soon — followed by Europe, Latin Americas, and perhaps even the U.S.

The Redmi is an ultra-cheap device and was very popular in China when it was launched last year. The smartphone carries a 4.7-inch 720p display, a 1.5 GHz quad core MediaTek made chip, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with the company’s MIUI skin, an 8MP camera sensor on the back and a 2,000mAh user replaceable battery.

The smartphone supports dual SIM standby, with one SIM capable of 3G support while the other has to settle with 2G networks.

The smartphone will break cover in Singapore on February 21 for S$169, which is the equivalent of $134 in American currency. It is possibly one of the best value-for-money handsets out there, so it could have a big impact on global markets.