comscore Xiaomi R1 with 18:9 full-view display surface online; here’s what we know so far

Xiaomi R1 with 18:9 full-view display surface online; here’s what we know so far

Xiaomi R1 is rumored to launch in the first half of 2018.

  • Published: November 27, 2017 7:12 PM IST

After launching the new Y-series focused on selfie-centric audience in India, Xiaomi is now reportedly working on a new series of smartphone. Xiaomi R1 is rumored to be the first smartphone in this series. Two new images of what is said to be the R1 have surfaced online, partially revealing its design. Also Read - Xiaomi India could soon start a repair program similar to Apple's Self Service Repair program

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First spotted by GizmoChina, the Xiaomi R1 is spotted in hands-on images placed inside a case. The first thing that can be noticed is its full-screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Going by the images, the Xiaomi R1 could house a 3.5mm audio jack on the top, whereas the microUSB port for charging and data transfer could be placed at the bottom. Considering the Xiaomi R1 will feature a full-view display, we can expect a rear fingerprint scanner. No other information about the phone is known at the moment. Also Read - Xiaomi Black Friday sale live: Best deals you can get on smartphones, earbuds, smart TVs and more

However, the leak does hints that the smartphone could be priced around RMB 1,499 (approximately Rs 14,600), which means that the R-series might be placed in the mid-range smartphone category. Meanwhile, Xiaomi is gearing up to launch ‘Desh Ka Smartphone’ in India on November 30.

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Xiaomi s teaser doesn t mention anything, but going by the India-centric theme, it is quite possible that the smartphone will fall in the budget category. Xiaomi recently announced its third manufacturing unit in India which is also the company s first non-smartphone unit. The new manufacturing unit is set up in Noida, Delhi. Xiaomi also launched it’s Make in India power bank – the Mi Power Bank 2i. Offered in two models with 10,000mAh and 20,000mAh battery capacities, the Mi Power Bank 2i is priced at Rs 799 and Rs 1,499, respectively.

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  • Published Date: November 27, 2017 7:12 PM IST

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