Xiaomi is launching it's "Desh ka Smartphone" tomorrow. Here's what to expect.

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Xiaomi has been on a roll, after toppling Samsung as the leading smartphone brand in India, the company is now aiming to introduce an ultra-low-budget phone called the "Desh ka Smartphone". The device is going to launch tomorrow, November 30th at 12PM in an online event, which you can watch here. The device will be a Flipkart exclusive.

Going by the various teaser videos and images the company posted online, we expect the new offering to come up with a large battery and good multitasking capabilities. Support for native Indian languages is also expected.

Speculation is ripe that Xiaomi will be launching a rebranded variant of the Redmi 5A in India. The phone is already available in China with a price tag of CNY 599 or about Rs. 5800. Xiaomi would surely be looking a much lower price point to appeal to first-time smartphone buyers and feature-phone converts.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A features a 5-inch HD display running on the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz. There's 2GB RAM on the device with 16GB onboard storage which is expandable. At the back, you get a 13-megapixel camera with a f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP camera in the front. The phone is expected to launch with MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat.

The company has a lot to celebrate, apart from just rising to the top of the sales charts in India. Recently, Xiaomi also opened its third manufacturing plant in India located in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The first few products to roll out of the factory include 2 new powerbanks which support fast charging. The Mi Powerbank 2i battery-packs are now available from the Mi Store in India and soon will be sold offline as well.