New Xiaomi Mi3S to have a Snapdragon 801 processor and improved design
posted by Florin T. / Apr 08, 2014, 11:28 PM
China-based Xiaomi sold 11 million Android smartphones in the first quarter of this year, and hopes to sell a total of 60 million units throughout 2014. One of the handsets that might help it do that is the unannounced Xiaomi Mi3S (or Mi-3S), which should be the successor to the very popular Mi3 / Mi-3 (pictured above).
According to Chinese website myDrives, the new Mi3S will have a design enhanced with “more metal.” Its specs will be improved as well, reportedly including a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, LTE connectivity, an 8MP front-facing camera, and a 13MP rear camera. The handset’s display seems to be similar to the screen of the Mi3: a 5-inch, 1080p panel.
It’s said that Xiaomi will sell the Mi3S for $320 (1,999 CNY). There’s no word on exactly when the handset will be released. However, as it happened with the Mi3, the new Mi3S should be available in China first. Since Xiaomi started selling handsets in more Asian markets recently, the Mi3S will probably not be a China-exclusive device. But we'll see what happens.
source: myDrives (translated) via GizChina
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dont care if you put any type of processor or 100megapixel camera, i still wont buy any chinese phones..
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 12:22 AM 1
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Right. The poorly optimized specs, along with watered down software makes all those Chinese phones inferior
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 1:26 AM 0
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OK. I rarely comment on anything on this site, but you really have no idea as to what you're talking about. Xiaomi isn't your typical "Chinese phone". Not only that but MIUI is probably one of the most polished and beautiful running and looking software you can get.
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 2:44 AM 7
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So what if they are chinese? I'm sure that 90% of your household appliances come from there. I agree that they make some copycat phones but on the other hand, there are some damn good phones also. Don't know why people are so short-minded..
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 4:45 AM 1
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These are good looking phones. It's too bad that our government is too busy contradicting itself and banning the sales of Chinese phones for fears of "spying." Xiaomi would probably have a relatively decent-sized market over here.
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 8:26 AM 0
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