Xiaomi ships 10 million Mi3 smartphones, celebrates with a champagne gold version
To celebrate the new achievement, Xiaomi released a champagne gold version of the Mi3 - pictured on the left. Although the Mi3 is available in several Asian markets, this new version will be sold only in China.
Being Xiaomi’s flagship, the Mi3 is also its most expensive handset. However, it’s significantly cheaper than the flagships of other companies, costing less than $300 (unlocked). Despite its low price, the Mi3 has a lot to offer, including a 5-inch 1080p display, 13MP rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 3,050 mAh battery. The smartphone uses Xiaomi’s own MIUI interface on top of Android Jelly Bean.
Later this year, Xiaomi will probably announce a successor to the Mi3, apparently called Mi3S. The company, which employs ex-Googler Hugo Barra as VP of global business, plans to sell a total of 60 million smartphones throughout 2014. Seeing how things are going thus far, Xiaomi will likely succeed in doing so - especially since it will soon enter new markets, including Europe and South America.
source: Xiaomi / MIUI
3. promise7 (Posts: 286; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
They name their new phablet Redmi Note, and are now going to call their next phone the Mi3S? It's like they're not even trying to hide that they're copying Samsung and Apple.
4. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 686; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
Wait, didn't the Mi3 receive a KitKat update?
5. NightFelix (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)
Stable MIUI ROM = JellyBean
Developer MIUI ROM = KitKat
Once finished testing phase, will roll KitKat into Stable MIUI ROM.
6. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 675; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Congratulation XiaoMi, you're doing great. Greater than Nokia, BB, HTC...
8. livyatan (Posts: 643; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
This means the Mi3 is the third or fourth best selling Android device, behind Galaxy S5, Note 3, and S4.
Xiaomi is definitely the next big thing.. Their business model is perfect and seems unstoppable.
I really don't see what Samsung and Apple can do to counter further rise of Xiaomi
11. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 675; Member since: 29 May 2014)
But not everyone like their user interface. I don't like apple wanna-be UI. I want Holo UI (was) or Material UI (now).
12. jackto (Posts: 6; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)
you can always use nova launcher if you like (first thing i always do when i buy a smartphone).
13. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 675; Member since: 29 May 2014)
agree jackto. (+1)
I was just pointing out that xiaomi is not 100% perfect :) (i.e not unstoppable...)
9. gaara6775 (Posts: 162; Member since: 20 May 2014)
No one can beat this company in terms of value for money,not even 1+1.their marketing strategy is awesome & main thing is no INVITE system :p