"You should get more out of a Rs. 6,000 smartphone and we've tried to deliver that experience but getting it below Rs. 6,000 looks difficult at the moment," Barra was quoted saying.

Xiaomi is already offering a budget phone Redmi 1S for Rs 5,999 in India. The Redmi 1S is the first phone of the Redmi family made available in India. It offers the best quality and user experience and at a very affordable price point.

The device offers a great 720p HD screen, an 8MP camera that delivers superfine quality images, great battery life and a range of software features.
The dual SIM Redmi 1S features a 4.7-inch display, 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory (expandable upto 64 GB), 8MP rear camera and 1.6MP front camera.
Touted as the 'Apple' of China, Xiaomi is one of the latest entrants in the multi-billion Indian smartphone market, following other Chinese firms like Oppo and Gionee.

Xiaomi will also resume the sales of Redmi Note with 4G model after the Delhi High Court on Tuesday temporarily allowed the company to sell some of its devices in the country.

Xiaomi's vice-president of international operations Hugo Barra said in a Facebook post late on Tuesday the company would have its next sale on December 23.
"We will also be resuming sales of Redmi Note shortly, with the 4G model this time," he posted.

Xiaomi's Mi3 and Redmi 1S use Qualcomm chips, according to the company's website. Its Redmi Note device uses a processor from MediaTek Inc.

Xiaomi had been asked to suspend selling its smartphones in a case related to patent infringements that telecom equipment maker Ericsson had filed against the Chinese company.
On Tuesday, the court gave Xiaomi permission to continue importing phones which have Qualcomm chipsets in them until  January 8, provided Xiaomi deposited 100 rupees (USD 1.5712) for every device sold, Ericsson said.