StarHub announced it will offer the much-talked-about Xiaomi Redmi at all StarHub Shops beginning 27 February 2014. Redmi will be available for $0 on selected StarHub Mobile post-paid plans or $169 with a StarHub Mobile pre-paid bundle.
Redmi is a high-performance smartphone featuring a quad-core Mediatek 1.5GHz processor and a 4.7″ IPS display from Sharp/AUO – a perfect device for all mobile Internet, communications and gaming needs. Redmi is a dual-SIM device with dual-standby capability, which makes it possible to send and receive text messages and calls on two mobile numbers seamlessly, ideal for people who have personal and work SIMs or who travel internationally often. Redmi has an 8-megapixel Samsung/OV camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture that creates professional-looking photos with soft-blurred backgrounds. As with all Xiaomi devices, Redmi comes with MIUI v5, the most powerful Android-based operating system in the world.
“We are very excited to be among the first few mobile operators in the world to bolster StarHub’s smartphone line-up with our first-ever device from Xiaomi – the designer of smartphones that boast premium hardware and advanced software features,” said Mr Chan Kin Hung, Head of Mobility, StarHub. “We will continue to work closely with Xiaomi to make available a wider range of attractively-priced smart devices, as part of our efforts in encouraging even more consumers, including current 2G mobile users, to jump onboard the smartphone wagon.”