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Update | Redmibook 13 slated for a June 11th launch in India

Xiaomi will launch its laptops in India on June 11th
Xiaomi will launch its laptops in India on June 11th (image via Xiaomi)
Xiaomi will reportedly unveil its first-ever laptop for the Indian market on June 11th. It is rumored to be a rebranded Redmibook 13 model featuring 10th generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. The entry-level model will likely retail at Rs 45,000 ($597).

UPDATE: Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain has officially confirmed that the Redmibook 13 will be arriving in India under the Mi Notebook monicker on June 11th.

A few days ago, Xiaomi India hinted that it would bring its Mi Notebook or Redmibook line of laptops to the Indian market. Unfortunately, it was a teaser that revealed little in the way of a release date, or what products would be released. It turns out that the release date is sooner, rather than later, according to a leak.

Prolific leaker Ishan Agarwal told 91mobiles that Xiaomi is planning on releasing its notebooks in India on June 11th. It will likely be the Redmibook 13 with a fresh coat of paint on it. Unfortunately, it won't be the newly-released Redmibook 13 that runs AMD's Ryzen 4xxx series chips. We're probably looking at an older December 2019 variant of the notebook.

The leak also tells us that Xiaomi will not release the laptop under the Redmibook monicker, and will fall under the 'Mi' brand. If it is a rebranded Redmibook 13, then one gets to choose between the Intel Core i5-10210U and the Intel Core i7-10510U with 8GB of RAM. Whether or not Xiaomi will offer additional memory in the Indian variants of the notebook remains to be seen. Some of the other specifications include a 13-inch FHD display with razor-thin bezels (89% screen-to-body ratio), an Nvidia MX250 GPU, a 512GB NVMe SSD, a 40WHr battery that claims to deliver up to eleven hours of backup.

It'll be interesting to see how Xiaomi prices the refreshes of its laptops. India is a highly price-sensitive market, and a significant part of Xiaomi's success has been due to its affordable prices. If the Chinese prices are anything to go by, the base version should start at Rs 45,000 ($597), and max out at the Rs 55,000($730) range.


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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-06- 1 (Update: 2020-06- 1)