New low-end Xiaomi Hongmi 1S rumoured to have MT6588 quad-core processor

Xiaomi Hongmi rumours have been baking in the rumour mill’s oven so long that they have doubled and now include an additional low-end Xiaomi Hongmi 1S!

The current quad-core Hongmi at 799 Yuan is the most affordable Xiaomi phone now available on sale but this could change in the coming weeks with the launch of the Xiaomi Hongmi 2 and Xiaomi Hongmi 1S!

First of all, we are not going to see a price drop in Hongmi models but a name and specification change. According to sources the Hongmi 1S will be the 799 Yuan entry-level phone for this year powered by a quad-core MT6588 chipset, mali 450 600mHz GPU, and possible 1080 display.

The Xiaomi Hongmi 2 will then likely jump up in the range with an octacore processsor and higher 999 Yuan price tag. There is also tell of the Snapdragon 800 8974AC powered Xiaomi Mi3S which will also launch around the same time for 1999 Yuan.

The three phones are expected to launch just after the forthcoming Chinese Spring Festival celebrations.

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