With all eyes on IFA 2013 in Berlin, Xiaomi shook Beijing this morning when they took the curtain off of their latest flagship, the Xiaomi Mi3 which packs more than just a punch and brings great value for money. Sadly, the company still hasn’t announced any plans to expand outside of the Chinese market.
The Xiaomi Mi3 is the pretty much the ideal smartphone for the up-and-coming smartphone manufacturer to make their global market debut. With Tegra 4 and Snapdragon 800 flavoured models, they definitely mean business with the new Mi3. The Xiaomi Mi3 features a 5-inch FHD IPS display, either a Nvidia Tegra 4 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 64GB of storage, a 13MP Sony IMX135 camera with a sapphire lens and a 3,050mAh battery that apparently charges quite fast with the 2A current charger included in the box. The 16GB model is set to go on sale for $330 with the 64GB model going for $410, both quite attractive prices. It’s set to come in blue, yellow, pink, white and black colours.
Xiaomi made headlines when they launched the bargain of the century in the form of the $130 Xiaomi Red Rice, they then went on to conclude record sales and pre-orders of the device and raise additional funding that valued the company at over $10 billion, considerably more than the worth of Nokia, BlackBerry and HTC, all the once large giants. Xiaomi recently hired Google’s Hugo Barra to oversee their entrance into the global market which they are sure to rule if their current growth and value for money continues.