Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is moving into the Indian operations with the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 3. The Xiaomi Mi 3 will be launched exclusively on Flipkart at the price of Rs 13,999.
This is the third Xiaomi smartphone to enter the Indian market, after Redmi 1S and Redmi Note priced at Rs 6,999 and Rs 9,999 respectively.
Xiaomi’s flagship device, Mi 3, will go for sale first on July 22. To buy the device on Flipkart, you will have to register yourself on the Flipkart website between July 15 and July 21, confirming that you will be buying this device in July 22.
Xiaomi Mi 3 comes with high end specifications at a low price tag. It comes with a 2.3 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and has 2 GB RAM.
This 5 inch 1080p LCD device is packed with a 13 MP camera at the rear, a dual LED flash and a 2 MP camera in the front for video calling purposes. It has 16 GB internal memory and sadly, there is no external storage slots.
It comes with Android 4.4 out of the box and has Xiaomi MIUI on the top of Android 4.4.
If you are planning to get a daily driver with a decent hardware and software specifications, Xiaomi Mi 3 is one good device to go with.
Other alternatives in the price range can be Moto G, Sony Xperia M 2 Dual. But if you are rooting for a device that can actually perform faster and better than other similar devices, Xiaomi Mi 3 is your best shot.
Success in sight for Xiaomi?
If you didn’t know, India is the third largest smartphone market, after United States of America and China. With Samsung dominating the smartphone market in India, Android is the most widely used mobile platform.
With Xiaomi’s launch, chances are that the company might see success like Motorola which recently sold 10 lakh smartphone units in India in the past five months. On the other hand, Nokia sold a relatively smaller figure of 7 lakh smartphone units.
Huga Barra, an ex-Android engineer joined Xiaomi last year and is the International Vice President of Xiaomi. Based on reports, he claims that the company isn’t expecting profits in the near future. But, considering that Android is the Indians’ favorite smartphone OS, Xiaomi Mi 3 might really find success in this new market. Also, the other two budget smartphones Redmi 1S and Redmi Note will be going for launch in the mid August and late August respectively.
Xiaomi has also setup 20 service centers in some of the biggest cities of India. There are also 2 exclusive Xiaomi centers in New Delhi and Bangalore. A 24/7 hotline is also setup.
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Link : Xiaomi Mi 3 on Flipkart