Friday, September 6, 2013

Xiaomi announces Mi3 - you pick Tegra 4 or Snapdragon 800

Remember Xiaomi, remember Hugo Barra from Google? Anyway the Chinese handset manufacturer officially announce its latest high-end handset, the Mi3. Wrapped up in a nice-looking aluminum-magnesium body that is available in a variety of colors, the Mi3 is claiming to be the world's first handset to go on sale with NVIDIA's (for China Mobile) latest processor on-board or a Snapdragon 800 (for China Unicom).

Xiaomi Mi3 Key Specification :

  • 5" IPS display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 1.8GHz Tegra 4 processor Cortex-A15 cores
  • 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 Krait 400 cores
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32/64 GB internak memory
  • 13MP back camera
  • 2MP front camera
  • 3050mAh
  • Android 4.2.1 skinned with MIUI v5
  • 144mm × 72mm × 8.1mm
  • 145 grams

The Xiaomi Mi-3 will cost RMB1999 ($327) for the 16 gig model and RMB2499 ($408) for the 64 GB. The device will go on sale in China in October, after which it will start selling across Hong Kong and Taiwan. No word about the rest of the world, though.