Xiaomi ships 10 million Mi3 smartphones, celebrates with a champagne gold version

Xiaomi ships 10 million Mi3 smartphones, celebrates with a champagne gold version
Just a few days ago, Xiaomi announced that it managed to ship a total of 26 million smartphones in the first half of 2014. Now, the Chinese company shared another milestone: its Mi3 flagship handset reached 10 million units shipped (since late 2013, when it was first released in China).

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

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Mi-3
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 3050 mAh

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13 Comments

1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Nice looking device

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Yes it is :)

10. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Looks similar to Lenovo K900

2. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Congrats to them :D

3. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 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: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Wait, didn't the Mi3 receive a KitKat update?

5. NightFelix

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

Stable MIUI ROM = JellyBean Developer MIUI ROM = KitKat Once finished testing phase, will roll KitKat into Stable MIUI ROM.

6. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Congratulation XiaoMi, you're doing great. Greater than Nokia, BB, HTC...

8. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 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: 1001; Member since: May 29, 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: 19; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

you can always use nova launcher if you like (first thing i always do when i buy a smartphone).

13. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

agree jackto. (+1) I was just pointing out that xiaomi is not 100% perfect :) (i.e not unstoppable...)

9. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 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

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