It was just last week that we mentioned Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi for the second time ever on our hallowed pages, and while I suggested it was “worth learning how to spell”, I didn’t think it’d be back quite so soon.
Here we’re listening to Huawei CEO Richard Yu, as he promises to tackle the Xiaomi Red Rice with a similarly affordable device that doesn’t scrimp on specs.
The Xiaomi Red Rice raised more than a few eyebrows with its $130-ish price tag, which gets you a 4.7in 720p display, 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and an 8MP rear camera. Not too shabby at all.
On Sina Weibo (the Chinese twitter, essentially), Yu acknowledges the popularity of the Xiaomi Red Rice, but in the same breath vows to give it a slap upside the head.
Said slap will come in the form of the Honor 4 and/or Glory 4 (likely the same device, perhaps in different markets), and while specs are thin on the ground, the rumour mill suggests it’ll rock a “true” octo-core processor.
The funniest part about the whole story, though, is that the Xiaomi Red Rice 2 might appear around the same time with that very same processor. Brilliant.
Both Xiaomi and Huawei are tipped to feature heavily in the long-promised Chinese smartphone invasion, though Americans are suspicious of the latter, while the former has yet to venture far from the safety of home.