Xiaomi s power banks have been listed on Flipkart as coming soon for the better part of a month now, but have yet to go on sale. IBNLive reports that these accessories will go on sale next week, and you don t need to pre-register to buy it either. Xiaomi s India GM Manu Jain revealed the launch plans to the publication.
The Xiaomi power banks will be available in two variants 10,400mAh and 5,200mAh, priced at Rs 999 and Rs 799 respectively. Xiaomi claims that the 10,400mAh Mi Power Bank is powerful enough to charge the Mi 3 2.5 times, an Apple iPhone 5S 4.5 times and an iPad mini 1.5 times on a single charge. The Power Bank can also be fully charged in about 5.5 hours. In terms of dimensions it is 90.5x77x21.6mm and weighs 250 grams.
The portable 5,200mAh Mi Power Bank, on the other hand, is capable of charging the Mi 3 once and an Apple iPhone 5S twice on a single charge. It is highly portable boasting a width of 5.5cm and is as big as a business card. When they are available next week, you can buy the 10,400mAh Mi Power Bank here, and the 5,200mAh Mi Power Bank here.
Besides the power banks, official Xiaomi Mi 3 flip cover and screen protector too are listed on Flipkart priced at Rs 599 and Rs 179 respectively. The e-commerce site is currently accepting pre-orders for the accessories, and chances are they too will be available next week alongside the power banks.
Xiaomi is also expected to start pre-registrations for the entry-level Redmi 1S later today. The smartphone will then go on sale a week later on August 29. Priced at Rs 6,999, the Redmi 1S features a 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, a 4.7-inch 720p IPS display, 2,000mAh battery and 8-megapixel rear/1.6-megapixel front cameras. No other smartphone provides these features at this price.