Chinese phone and OS maker Xiaomi is back with another Mi phone. The newly announced Hongmi (Red Rice) is a super affordable smartphone with dual-SIM/dual-standby capabilities. At 799 Chinese Yuan (US$131), you will get 28nm MediaTek MT6589 Turbo quad-core 1.5GHz processor with PowerVR SGX544 graphics, a 4.7-inch 1280x720p HD IPS touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 2, 8 Megapixel camera with F2.2 28mm lens and 1080p video recording, and support for China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA 3G mobile network.
The Red Rice is equipped with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of onboard storage and supports microSD up to 32GB. There is a 720p front-facing camera and you can expect Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/AGPS, and WiFi connectivity. It also sports the Dirac audio technology to deliver high-quality sound.
The affordable quad-core handset runs Xiaomi’s MIUI V5 Android-based system. It comes in black, white and red and Xiaomi will release interchangeable shell in other colors as well. Pre-order is available now.