Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has hinted that future smartphones by the company might come without a bundled charger. The hint comes in the form of a question asked by him via his Weibo account.
Jun in his Tuesday’s Weibo post mentioned that, for reasons of environment protection, the company has been considering shipping future devices without a charger. He said various most users have a standard charger lying around in any case, and if users really needed one, they could buy a Xiaomi standard charger for just CNY 19.9 (roughly Rs. 204). However, based on user responses on the Weibo post, fans think that the CEO is trying to cut production costs by hiding behind the ‘environment’ excuse.
It is worth noting that Jun on Monday confirmed a launch later this month for an upcoming Note smartphone via a post on Weibo. The official confirmation from Xiaomi came within a week after the Redmi Note 2 reportedly was certified in China,tipping new details on the innards.
The smartphone was listed to include a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display; a 13-megapixel rear camera; a 5-megapixel front camera, and battery larger than 3000mAh. 4G LTE connectivity is also tipped. A Chinese site previously claimed that the Redmi Note 2 will pack MediaTek’s recently launched Helio X10 (MT6795) chipset. Another report had claimed that the smartphone will be powered by a Snapdragon 410 (MSM8919) processor.
An alleged image showing the handset also surfaced the Web via Twitter. The image shows the back panel of the device featuring fingerprint sensor.