Xiaomi’s “Desh ka Smartphone”?

For those who didn’t get the above meaning, it means “Country’s Smartphone”.

Xiaomi has been going kinda all over from this year! Being launching of new phones to launching of new MiUi 9 or bringing back Android One to launching new power banks.

Well this is something interesting.

Basically what this means is Xiaomi is planning to launch an inexpensive smartphone for the Indian citizens who cannot afford a good smartphone above 10K rupees. Already in India we have Xiaomi Redmi 4A which is priced at around 6K to 7K rupees. But now since they have said #Deshkasmartphone meaning it might be priced at a lower cost than the Redmi 4A too!

This so called #Deshkasmartphone will be launched exclusively on Flipkart on 30th November, 2017.

Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain tweeted a teaser through his Twitter account, suggesting an affordable offering in the pipeline. This was followed by the initial teaser released by Xiaomi India chief, the official Redmi India Twitter account posted a video promo that hinted the power efficiency of the new smartphone, apart from confirming it would be Redmi smartphone.

Now coming to the main question; which smartphone can it be? Well, as per the rumours suggest and the information I could collect from various tech websites, I feel it can be the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. There is some logic to this too. If you note, this Redmi 5A is launched in China at a price of CNY 599 (Approx. Rs. 5800). It is cheaper than the Redmi 4A!!

Let me give you some specification overview.

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 quad core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz

Screen: 5 inches at 720 x 1280 pixel resolution at 296 ppi


ROM: 16 GB

Micro SD Card Support: Yes. 256 GB

Camera: 13 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture + 5 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.

OS: MiUi 9 with Android 7.1 Nougat

Battery: 3000 mAh

SIM Connectivity: Dual (Nano + Nano) supporting 4G (not sure on LTE) , 3G , 2G

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM,

Sensors: Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, IR Blaster

So let’s see what has Xiaomi got for us this time and what will be the pricing.

Stay tuned to Techie Paddy to know more!


Article Source: Gadgets 360, Gadgets Now


You can watch #Deshkasmartphone teasers right here!

Noel Padgaonkar

My name is Noel Padgaonkar. I am a techie and a car enthusiast by heart. Academic wise, I am a Computer Engineering Student. My aim is to do something well in the field of technology. I have a YouTube channel by the name Techie Paddy.


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