Currently, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S is the best smartphone in the price range of Rs. 6,000 when it comes to the specifications and the performance, but Xiaomi is already working on its successor, possibly the Xiaomi Redmi 2S. The device has surfaced on the Internet through AnTuTu benchmark.
According to the benchmark listing, the Xiaomi Redmi 2S, which is codenamed as HM2014811, runs Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and features a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, a 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 SoC, 1GB RAM, LTE connectivity, and a 2,200 mAh battery. It is equipped with an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary camera. It features TD-LTE and FDD-LTE, making it compliant with 4G LTE bands in India. Its weight has been reduced from 158 grams to 134 grams, making it much lighter than the Redmi 1S.
After banning the sale of Xiaomi smartphones in India, Delhi High Court has allowed Xiaomi to temporarily sell Snapdragon powered smartphones in India. Xiaomi has announced the next sale of the Redmi 1S on the 23rd of December. It is unclear whether Xiaomi make an out-of-the-court-settlement with Ericsson to resume its smartphone sales in India. Xiaomi has delayed its original plans to introduce the Mi 4 in December for focussing on Redmi Note 3G and Redmi Note 4G sales. They also plan to introduce the Tegra K1 powered Mi Pad tablet in India next year.
Even OnePlus has been banned from importing and selling its smartphone in India after Micromax alleged that OnePlus One infringes on the exclusive rights of selling Cyanogen OS powered smartphones in India.
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