News by Luke Jones on Thursday December 11, 2014.
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Xiaomi has had a huge impact on the smartphone world in 2014 and one of the core devices in that rise has been the Redmi 1S. The device is available in the wider Asian community and is a variant of the Hongmi that has found great success in China. Both have sold like proverbial hotcakes, so it is hardly surprising to see reports today that Xiaomi is readying a follow up handset.China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA) has approved a mysterious new handset from Xiaomi that has plenty of hallmarks of the Redmi 1S. It could either be the follow up (Redmi 2S) or perhaps a different variant of the original model. This does seem like a new smartphone though and not just a variation as this is smaller than the Redmi 1S weighing 132 grams and measuring 134 x 67.21 x 9.2mm. There are some other differences too, such as a LED flash, a newly placed speaker grill, and new capacitive buttons. The handset has a 4.7-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution, Android 4.4.4 KitKat, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 2 megapixel front shooter, 8GB of internal memory, a gig of RAM with an unnamed 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and a micro SD card slot. Not wildly different from the Redmi 1S in terms of specs, although the inclusion of LTE and Android 4.4.4 KitKat is new, further pointing to this being a new handset. source: TENAA
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