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Technology  14, Feb 2014

Xiaomi’s US$133 Redmi smartphone will be here in Singapore this Feb 21

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At US$133, the Redmi smartphone to enter the city-state does sound attractive. Will it catch the fancy of Singaporeans?

A crazy phone war will take place very soon in Singapore, with Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi‘s announcement that the affordable Redmi smartphone will arriving in the city-state in seven days. The phone will cost S$169 (US$133.50), presumably without a contract.

The manufacturer first launched and announced its expansion into Singapore in January. At time of writing this report, Xiaomi Singapore’s Facebook page had 4,947 likes.

Redmi, known as Hongmi in China, was noted by its CEO Lei Jun, to represent a line of “high-performance products, which are also extremely affordable and allow you to expect more and achieve more.”

The smartphone also boasts 8MP camera, with f/2.2 aperture, 28mm wide angle lens, and 1080p video recording for the budding video- and photographer in all of us.

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Elaine Huang

Elaine Huang

Elaine is a fervent believer that if there ever is a zombie apocalypse, we will all be snapping away at them with our phones and posting them onto Instagram. A Mass Communication graduate of Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Film and Media Studies, she enjoys writing about technology and entrepreneurs. When not hashtagging her way through all sorts of trouble, Elaine is probably contemplating how to write in the third person.

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