Will Xiaomi's 'Desh ka Smartphone' be a JioPhone rival?

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Xiaomi India head Manu Jain has hinted towards the launch of a new smartphone in the country-'Desh ka Smartphone'. He tweeted that the device "will change the lives of the entire country, especially the people living in rural areas." The device will launch on November 30.


The Xiaomi mobile is expected to be an India exclusive device which will go on sale in the first week of December. Jain posted an image on Twitter along with the caption: "Desh ke Liye a rahan hain #DeshKaSmartphone. A new phone for #Bharat is coming soon! RT and help spread the word."


The Redmi India twitter account also teased that the smartphone will have a great battery life and it will be an affordable offering.

The 'Bharat' hashtag has resulted in a lot of rumors that the new device will be a competitor to Reliance JioPhone. Xiaomi has been increasingly focusing on the Indian market as it recently launched the Mi Power Bank 2i in the country with a price tag starting from Rs 799. The company also recently opened up its third manufacturing plant in Noida adding that it plans to invest up to $1 billion in startups over the next five years to build an India-centric product portfolio.

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