Xiaomi Red Rice launched in collaboration with Tencent and China Mobile

Xiaomi, in collaboration with Tencent and China Mobile, has finally launched its Red Rice smartphone and has claimed that the new handset is the cheapest in its range.

Unveiling the phone through a joint announcement with Tencent, Xiaomi detailed the specifications of the phone. Red Rice will be powered by a MediaTek MT6589T quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, has a 4.7-inch screen with 1280 x 720 resolultion, 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front one, and runs Xiaomi’s own highly-customized Android-based MIUI firmware version 5. The smartphone is dual-SIM capable.

There were speculations in terms of the pricing of the with some reports claiming that the handset will be carrying a tag of RMB999 ($162.80) but, according to Sina Tech report Red Rice will be priced at RMB799 ($130).