The Xiaomi “Red Rice” has been spotted and mentioned in various rumours over the past few months, however today it becomes unofficially official thanks to leaked document from the Chinese Ministry of Communication.
For a smartphone to go on sale in China the manufacturers must first receive a Network License for their new model. For anyone wanting to get details of the latest phones the official Ministry of Commuincations website is a great resource!
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The latest phone to be spied getting it’s official stamp of approval is the mysterious Xiaomi “Red Rice”. The document shows the familiar red back of the new budget phone along with specification details including 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 8 mega-pixe rear camera, 4.7-inch display and 1.5Ghz MT6589T CPU.
Xiaomi haven’t made an official announcement of the new phone, but we believe it will cost around 999 Yuan ($160) here in China and will launch around October, which is when we also expect to see the Xiaomi Mi3.