Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is expected to foray into the laptop segment in India. The company’s laptops are currently limited to its home market. Now, the brand has filed a trademark for ‘RedmiBook’ with the Intellectual Property India website, hinting that a launch is imminent. Notably, manufacturers file trademarks to safeguard their upcoming product names. Back in 2018, Xiaomi’s India Head Manu Kumar Jain had said that a Xiaomi gaming laptop could make its way to India. The RedmiBook is expected to arrive in the Indian market in early 2020.
It’s worth noting that Xiaomi offers laptops under the Mi NoteBook series and RedmiBook. The later is a part of Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi and is more affordable of the two laptop lineups. To recall, the RedmiBook 14 was the brand’s first offering launched back in May last year, with new variants being announced in the following months. The RedmiBook 13 is the latest model that was launched in December alongside the Redmi K30 series in China. It’s possible that Xiaomi may launch the same notebook along with the smartphone in India in the coming months.
RedmiBook 13 specifications and pricing
The RedmiBook 13 features a 13.3-inch display bearing FHD resolution. It offers 25 nits brightness and 89 percent screen-to-body ratio. The laptop comes with Harman speakers with DTS support. As for the internals, the RedmiBook 13 is equipped with 10th gen Core i5 or i7 processors. It is paired with an NVIDIA MX250 graphics card. The machines pack 8GB RAM and offer 512GB storage in the form of solid-state drives. There is a ‘Hurricane’ cooling system onboard the notebook with dual-heat pipes and a custom wing fan for heat dissipation and silent operation.
The RedmiBook 13 is backed by a 40Wh battery unit (with 65W adapter) that Xiaomi claims to deliver up to 11 hours of video playback and 8.5 hours of web browsing. The laptop supports 1C fast charging that is capable of charging the device to 50 percent in 35 minutes. On the connectivity front, the RedmiBook 13 comes with dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, two USB 3.1 ports, HDMI, and a 3.5mm jack. There is also a cross-platform file transfer system called Smart Connect for remote user authentication using devices like Mi Band 3.
The base variant of RedmiBook 13 with 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor is priced at RMB 4,499 (~Rs 46,000). The higher variant with 1.8GHz Core i7 retails at RMB 5,199 (~Rs 53,500). As of now, there’s no word on the Indian pricing and availability of the notebook. We will update you more on the matter as soon as the brand officially announces anything, so stay tuned.