In addition to the launch of a new smartphone on February 11th, we got the confirmation that RedmiBooks will be making their way to India in the coming months. A new teaser posted by the brand on Twitter, Redmi India has stated that a “new category launch” will be held at noon tomorrow, February 11th.
Xiaomi is expected to enter the category of laptops in India, with this laptop, and it will be interesting to see how it fares against established manufacturers in this segment, such as Lenovo, Dell, HP and the likes.
As per a recent tweet by Manu Jain on January 29th, where the executive had tweeted about hosting a meeting with his counterpart from Intel, Prakash Mallya, stating that the two discussed “smartphones, laptops and technology”. This sparked off widespread anticipation among Xiaomi’s India community of users regarding the possible launch of laptops in India. Xiaomi had been long touted to introduce its laptops in India, but the same was held back so far for reasons unknown.
Redmi's new category launch on 11th Feb, 12 Noon! #MorePowerToRedmi
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— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) February 9, 2020
Xiaomi has two classes of laptops that it sells in China, similar to how it operates in the smartphone space. The RedmiBook 13 that was launched recently, in December 2019, while the Mi Notebook series is the more premium range of laptops, what is expected to be launched in India is the RedmiBook.
The laptop comes with features and specifications such as 89 per cent screen to body ratio, a custom quiet fan design, USB-A ports (and not USB-C), and overall design as well as a large trackpad like Apple’s MacBooks. It is also expected to sport 10th generation Intel processors, along with at least 8GB memory and a mid-range discrete graphics chip inside.
Xiaomi has already entered in the Mi TV lineup, while products such as the Mi Smart LED bulbs and the air purifiers have also seen considerable attention. Going forward, it will be interesting to see how its laptops are received in India.