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Xiaomi RedmiBook, Mi laptops could launch soon in India running on AMD Ryzen processors

Xiaomi may be preparing to launch its Mi and Redmi series of laptops in India. The laptops could launch once the COVID-19 lockdown is lifted.

twitter-logoAmritanshu Mukherjee | April 28, 2020 | Updated 13:52 IST
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Highlights

  • Xiaomi could be launching its Mi and Redmi series laptops soon in India.
  • The RedmiBook series could offer affordable computing at extremely lower prices.
  • The launch is likely to happen once the lockdown is lifted.

Xiaomi has been expanding its presence in India at a rapid rate and after making itself felt in the smart TV and home appliance segments, the company is now looking to enter the laptop segment. There have been rumours floating about Xiaomi bringing its RedmiBook series of laptops to India later in 2020 but according to a fresh report, it now seems that Xiaomi may be hurrying up to bring the laptops as soon as possible.

Noted tipster Ishan Agarwal has tweeted out possibilities of Xiaomi working with its retailers to launch its Redmi and Mi series of laptops in India. Agarwal says that Xiaomi's VP Manu Jain has been reportedly discussing the launch of the laptops in India. There's still no timeline given to these launches but it seems that Xiaomi is looking to launch these as soon as possible once the lockdown is lifted.

Xiaomi making and selling laptops isn't new to the tech community. The company has been selling affordable laptops under the Mi and Redmi series. Xiaomi's laptops usually offer good specifications packaged in premium designs but at prices that can give competition to affordable laptops from mainstream laptop manufacturers. In recent years, Xiaomi even moved to the gaming laptop segment.

In India, Xiaomi may not go for the high-end segments initially. The company is expected to announce its most affordable RedmiBook series of laptops. The most affordable model in the lineup is a RedmiBook 14 that comes with a Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB RAM and 512GB storage, starting at prices of approximately Rs 35,000. Of course, Xiaomi may be looking for an even lower price to catch hold of the student group. We already saw how Xiaomi undercut the entire smart TV market in India with relatively affordable 4K TVs and we don't expect anything different in the laptop segment.

Launching the laptops right now could help Xiaomi establish its presence in the laptop segment. With a majority of people now summoned to work from home during the COVID-19 lockdown, there is a greater need for personal computers than before. Hence, Xiaomi offering good laptops at affordable prices is something that the doctor just ordered.

Do note that this is still a rumour but it highly likely for Xiaomi to launch its new laptops, given the market conditions. It is said that once the lockdown is relaxed, Xiaomi will be looking to launch its Mi 10 series flagship as well as the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition in India.

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