Real-life images of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 leak out: 18:9 display, dual cameras

One of the latest trends in the smartphone industry is throwing tall, 18:9 displays up front. For one reason ore another, some manufacturers claim they do that due to the obviously-impending arrival of 2:1 multimedia content whereas others are merely following suit for no explicit reason whatsoever. That said, one noteworthy upside of devices donning such display is simply how easier are they to handle compared to similarly-sized 16:9 devices. But we digress…

One of the possible newcomers to the 18:9 scene is none other than China’s Xiaomi, which is reportedly looking forward …

Five million Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 handsets have been sold in India this year

India happens to be the second largest smartphone market in the world, grabbing that title from the U.S. last year. But most major handset manufacturers can not afford to applaud this fact, mostly because of the economics involved. For 2013, the latest data available, India’s per capita income was $1,570 which placed the country 112th out of 164 as measured by the World Bank. Obviously, that doesn’t leave much money for consumers to purchase flagship and high-end smartphones.

However, the environment is perfect for a value-type producer such as China’s Xiaomi. This past week, the company …

MIUI 9 update release date for supported Xiaomi Mi and Redmi phones

From its humble roots as a custom Android software developer, to a leading Asian smartphone maker, Xiaomi’s success has always been intertwined with the wellbeing of the MIUI platform. And today, Xiaomi announced MIUI 9 – the newest version of its hugely popular, yet highly controversial Android interface.

READ MORE: MIUI 9 brings split-screen multitasking, performance enhancements, and a smart assistant

MIUI 9 sure looks like an intriguing update, but the natural question that comes to mind is: which Xiaomi smartphones are going to receive …

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Xiaomi Redmi 1s Specifications

The Redmi 1s has a 4.7 inch 720P LED IPS Display with a pixel density of 321 ppi. It comes with a 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8228) processor. It has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage which can also be expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card. It weighs 158 grams and is 9.9 mm thick. It comes preloaded with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradable to 4.4 Kitkat) with MIUI v5 on top.

On the camera front, it has a 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with a 2000 mAh removable battery under the hood. It supports Dual SIM (regular) and comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack and FM Radio. On the connectivity front, it comes with 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi Direct and GPS.

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Specifications

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 features a 4.7 inch (1280 x 720 pixels) LED IPS OGS display. It is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 64-bit processor along with Adreno 305 GPU. The smartphone has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card. It runs on MIUI v6 on top of Android 4.4 KitKat and will soon be upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop.

On the camera front, the Redmi 2 has a 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, BSI sensor with f/2.2 aperture which can shoot Full HD 1080p videos. It also has a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling which can also shoot HD videos (720p). It supports dual SIM feature with dual standby mode. It is 9.4 mm thick and weighs 133 grams. The Redmi 2 comes with 4G LTE (1800 / 2600 MHz) on both SIM cards, 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS / A-GPS, GLONASS and USB OTG as connectivity options. The smartphone has a 2,200 mAh battery under the hood.

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