Xiaomi Inc. — the most recent known as new home of Google exec Hugo Barra — has introduced its new Xiaomi MI3 smartphone to the world outright from IFA showfloor, which is still running off in Berlin. As we reported way back in March, the MI3 might be a game-changer, now we can tell you why. The smartphone features — what we already knew — a 5-inch full HD IPS display equipped with OGS technology, a 13MP back shooter, alongside a 2MP front-fcaer camera and 2GB of RAM under the hood.
A beefier 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU is running the show, however the China Mobile-bound Xiaomi MI3 will house a NVIDIA’s 1.8GHz Tegra 4 quad-core processor, which happens to be on TD-SCDMA network. It runs Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean atop MIUI v5; all handled by a mighty 3050mAh cell.
MI3’s display is made off “ultra sensitive touch” that works even when the user has wet hands or has gloves on. It weighs 145g and is just 8.1mm thick.
The handset will be available in five colour options — including White, Silver, Blue, Pink and Yellow — for CNY1999 ($327) for 16GB version and CNY2499 ($408) for the 32GB model. Initially, the device will be up for grabs in Chinese localities, followed by Hong Kong and Taiwan thereafter.
You can watch the new Xiaomi’s boy in action here. (Spoiler: Chinese language)