Xiaomi bets big on Mi Homes for larger offline play

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Xiaomi India has launched the Mi Router 3c in India at the event where the Redmi 4 was officially launched and this is the first router from the company that got launched in the Indian market.

The three variants of Xiaomi Redmi 4 are - one with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, the other with 3GB RAM and 32GB native memory and the third with 4GB RAM and 64GB in-built storage.

All Redmi 4 variants come with a rear fingerprint scanner, hybrid dual Sim slot, expandable storage (up to 256GB supported), Infrared port, 4G, VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio and fast charge support.

For photography, the Redmi 4 is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) support. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system with MIUI 8 on top of it and is backed up by a 4100mAh battery.

The company also launched the Mi Router 3C in India, which is priced at INR 1,199.

Redmi 4 will be available on 23rd May 2017 at 12 noon on Mi.com and Amazon.in but the 4GB + 64GB variant will be available by June end. Now seems like the company is going to launch a red colour variant in China tomorrow.

Connectivity options on the device include dual-SIM card slots (hybrid SIM setup), 4G with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Global Positioning System. Xiaomi India's Manu Kumar Jain recently revealed that the company had managed to sell 4 million units of the Redmi 3s smartphones in nine months.

This device is fuelled with 4,100 mAh battery. You can even pre-book the device from today itself.

As for the Mi Router 3C, the device will set buyers back by Rs 1199.

Additionally, the phone also has sensors like Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope. The router uses the IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n and IEEE 802.3/3u wireless standards and can connect up to 64 devices at a given time. The two will first hit the brand's new Mi Home outlet in Bengaluru and then go up for sale via its website on May 23.

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