Xiaomi Redmi series’ India launch in the pipeline

If you thought Xiaomi was done dazzling the Indian market, well, think again (or visit the Mi India page on Facebook).

Xiaomi India shared a teaser on their Facebook page a few minutes back, with a caption that read ‘Think we’ve announced it all? There’re so much more! Take a wild guess on what we’re going to announce‘. A look at the picture and any GizChina reader will easily guess what’s coming; the affordable Xiaomi Redmi series!

The lineup currently consists of the sought after Xiaomi Redmi Note and the Redmi 1S (which we reviewed and quite liked), besides the older gen Redmi aka Hongmi. As you’d expect from any teaser, there’s no timeline provided, but we’re hoping it doesn’t take Xiaomi too long before they launch this budget series in India.


A couple of days back, Xiaomi announced the Mi3 in India at just 15,000 INR, with pre-sales to begin 15th July. The device will take flagships from local makers in Micromax, Lava, XOLO, etc. head on, along with other more expensive options such as the Samsung Galaxy S5, etc.

Would you prefer holding out for the budget Redmi series (which I think will be priced well under the 10k INR mark), or do you prefer going the Snapdragon 800 aka Mi3 route? Let us know!

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