Xiaomi is likely to launch its next generation of Xiaomi Redmi 1S with additional 4G LTE support and front web camera and the release date may be pushed ahead in view of the lawsuit against Redmi Note in Delhi High Court.
The successor, to be named in all probability as Redmi 2S, will feature more or less the same specs as its predecessor that is already popular in India, besides being compatible with 4G requirements in India and LTE features, said a leaked post in AnTuTu post on Benchmarking of 2014 phones that was picked up by Phone Arena.
The improvements leaked indicate that the codenamed HM2014811 device may sport the same 4.7-inch screen, 1GB RAM, an 8MP camera among others from the older version of Redmi 1S.
Another filing by China’s TENAA shows the weight as 132 grams and measuring 34 x 67.2 x 9.2mm. Other features or specifications leaked include the usual 4.7-inch, 720 x 1280p 312ppi display with a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 LTE-enabled 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with Adreno 306 GPU. The operating system will be Android 4.4.4 KitKat and the phone’s main feature is that it supports 4G LTE.
Otherwise, it will have a front 8 MP rear camera and a front 2MP webcam. With a 1 GB Ram, it will support 8GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB.
Slated for launch sometime in March 2015, the product does not feature Mediatech and other patented features of Ericsson that the mobile software major is holding.
While the Redmi 1S is priced Rs.5,999, the next version may be slightly higher in the range of Rs.7000 in India. The battery may be 2200mAh battery, unless Xiaomi opts for a better battery with the increase in the price tag.