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Lei Jun expresses admiration as boy, 9, turns a dismantled Redmi 1 into an artwork

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“Catch them young” is a popular axiom that is used all over the world but literally, Xiaomi may have caught one of its future engineers. A 9-year-old boy has just exhibited his dexterity and interest in smartphones by dismantling a Redmi 1 smartphone and turning all the components into a framed artwork.

The feat attained by the brilliant unnamed boy was first posted on Weibo by the boy’s father where it then caught the attention of Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun who described it as creative. He even recommended that those who have unused smartphones to convert them into such artworks that will help understand the internal structure of the smartphone. Lei Jun was so impressed that he even pinned the post to his Weibo page. redmi 1

In case you don’t know, the Redmi 1 is Xiaomi’s first Redmi-branded smartphone. The device was launched in 2013 making the lineup up to 7 years old. The Redmi 1 uses MediaTek’s 28nm quad-core processor, and the screen was supplied by AUO, having an HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels.

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According to the boy, the phone was still working before it was torn apart but it is said to be extremely slow. This is, perhaps, because it wasn’t designed for heavy usage. In addition, the phone comes with 1GB RAM and 4GB storage, and a paltry 2050mAh battery. The setup perhaps explains why it lags.

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