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Xiaomi Red Rice announced with decent hardware for $130

Xiaomi Red Rice

Xiaomi has announced a new budget smartphone called the Red Rice in its home region of China. The device features more than decent specs and can be considered a steal for its price of $130. Xiaomi utilizes the MIUI v5 ROM based on Android 4.2.2 for this new smartphone, which is considered one of the best custom ROMs available out there. We dearly hope this smartphone makes its way outside China in due time.

The Xiaomi Red Rice sports a 4.7 inch 720p display, the quad core 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT6589T chipset which is used mostly in budget smartphones, an 8MP camera on the back, a 1.3MP front facing camera, 4GB of internal storage (expandable), 1GB of RAM, dual SIM connectivity plus a 2,000 mAh battery. The price tag of 799 Chinese Yuan or $130 means this will be a very attractive option for customers. Xiaomi is fighting tough competition from manufacturers like Oppo and Huawei within China, so it’s a bigger market than most of us imagine.

Via: Unwired View