Xiaomi is set to launch the Mi 3 smartphone to the Singaporean market this March.
Xiaomi has, for the most part, been a brand that’s reserved for Asia, but even countries like Singapore isn’t a priority for the growing smartphone maker. The Mi 3, which was unveiled late last year, is taking its sweet time getting to other regions in Asia. Unlike other handset makers, however, the Xiaomi model has always been packing as much as possible into a handset for as little as possible. In other words, premium phones that will go for a fraction of the costs from that of competing vendors (i.e. Samsung).
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The Mi 3 TD features Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 4 clocked at 1.8Ghz, along with a 5-inch 1080p display. The Mi 3 WCDMA version, on other hand, features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 CPU. Nifty ‘premium features’ include things like a 13MP dual flash camera with a Sony Exmor sensor, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, and all these components are encased in ‘three layers of graphite.’
Aside from its premium feel, the Mi 3 also comes with Xiaomi’s in-house Android mod called MIUI. Inspired by the previous iOS from Apple, MIUI has become a hit amongst Android users—for both official and unofficial hardware. The Mi 3 comes with MIUI V5, one of the most polished Android ‘redefined’ mods to date.
The going price of the Mi 3 for Singaporeans will be S$419, and is slated to launch come March 7.
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