Xiaomi is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its budget smartphone sub-brand Redmi today. Officials of the parent organization were seen sharing a special post on social media today to mark the occasion. Where a red colored smartphone was seen. This is the ‘first ever’ handset launched by Redmi, called Redmi 1 or Hongmi. The model in question first entered the Chinese market a decade ago today (July 31st) in 2013. The journey of the Redmi brand in the world of electronics started with Redmi 1 aka Hongmi.
Redmi 1 or Hongmi smartphone’s birthday today, company officials commemorated the launch of the first handset
On Chinese microblogging website Weibo, Xiaomi General Manager Wang Hua said that the first smartphone under the Redmi branding was announced 10 years ago today, on July 31, 2013. A decade ago, a special event was organized by the organization. Where several executive officers participated. Besides, Xiaomi founder Lei Jun and some Chinese mobile executives were also present at the launch event.
According to Wang Hua, information has emerged that projectors were not used in unveiling or detailing the features of the ‘Hongmi’ or ‘Redmi 1’ devices at that time as now. Basically as part of the promotion the brand showcased their first handset to a few media groups.
While Redmi may not host the launch event with much fanfare, the Hongmi or Redmi 1 smartphone delivered a ‘record breaking’ sales performance immediately after its home-market debut. After all, the company managed to instill the belief among Chinese residents that it is possible to get a great feature phone for less than 1000 yuan (roughly Rs. 11,400 in Indian prices).
Specifications of Redmi 1 (Hongmi).
Let us know that the first smartphone of the Redmi company i.e. Redmi 1 or Hongmi came with a 4.7-inch display. This display supports 720 pixels resolution and 312 ppi pixel density. It uses a quad core MediaTek MT6589T processor. The device supports 3G networking and runs on Android 4.2 based MIUI 5 custom skin. This phone offers 1 GB RAM and 4 GB storage. As for the camera department, the handset has an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 1.3-megapixel selfie shooter on the front. And for power backup, the Redmi 1 phone has a 2,000 mAh capacity battery.