A few weeks back we thought it was about time that Xiaomi started taking offline markets a bit more seriously. Well, fast forward to now and there’s already an offline-only phone from the company.
Known as the Xiaomi Redmi 3S+, the phone join the Redmi 3S family with a 5-inch 1280 x 720p display, a Snapdragon 430 SoC, 2G/32GB RAM/ROM, a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front facing camera, and a 4100mAh battery.
All of this, for 9,499 INR ($142). A majority of smartphones are sold in the offline market in India, and the Redmi 3S+ seems like a logical move. It’ll be available across major chains across a total of 7,000 stores, mainly targeting tier 2 and 3 cities.
What do you think about this offline push from Xiaomi? OPPO and vivo have shown that it’s never too late to start marketing phones offline in India, and Xiaomi probably just drew some inspiration from there.