Xiaomi is all set to launch a new smartphone under its Redmi series in India on November 30. Now, ahead of the official launch, the company has announced that the new smartphone will be exclusively available via Flipkart. A teaser has been put up on Flipkart about the upcoming smartphone. Also Read - Mi Watch Revolve price drop: Xiaomi India offers limited time discount on its flagship watchAlso Read - Xiaomi to now use sound for charging your smartphones without relying on sockets
Xiaomi has been teasing the feature on its social media channels with the #DeshKaSmartphone for the upcoming launch. While nothing is known about the smartphone yet, Xiaomi has been hinting at what could be the possible features of the upcoming Redmi smartphone. One such teaser hints that the smartphone might come with a big battery capacity. Apart from that, the smartphone might also come pre-loaded with localized content. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 could launch as a high-end phone with tons of exciting features
It is anticipated that the new Redmi smartphone might fall in the budget category, and just like the Redmi Note 4 raise the bar for entry-level smartphones. Xiaomi was recently revealed as the number one smartphone brand across fifty top cities in India. Xiaomi now controls 26.5 percent of the domestic smartphone market, thereby going past Samsung who’s share stood at 24.1 percent at the end of Q3, 2017.
Meanwhile, the company has been investing more in Narendra Modi’s Make in India initiative. Xiaomi has recently opened its third manufacturing plant in Noida. Apart from that, it has also stated that it further plans to invest up to $1 billion in startups over the next five years to build an India-centric product portfolio. Xiaomi recently launched a new series of powerbanks, the Mi Power Bank 2i, which are manufactured in India. The powerbanks are available in two models of 10,000mAh and 20,000mAh models, priced at Rs 799 and Rs 1,499 respectively.