Bin Lin and Hugo Barra were on hand to launch the device in the country, where they shared key statistics in Xiaomi's growth, which saw the Chinese manufacturer accruing an astounding 271 percent increase in revenue in the first half of 2014.
The Mi 3 offers great value for money, which includes a 5-inch full-HD JDI display, Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AB) SoC with a quad-core 2.3 GHz CPU and an Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP Sony camera sensor with BSI, 2 MP front camera, Wi-Fi ac, HSDPA+, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity along with a 3050 mAh battery.
Xiaomi announced that the Mi 3 will be available for sale starting July 22 for just Rs. 13,999, with Flipkart carrying the device exclusively. The retailer has launched a microsite for Xiaomi India and is currently taking pre-sale registrations for the Mi 3. At this price point, there is no device available in the market that offers the kind of specs as the Mi 3.
Xiaomi has announced that the Mi Pad, which launched two months ago in China, will launch in the country later this year. The Mi Pad is the first tablet that features NVIDIA's Tegra K1, which offers desktop level visuals in a tablet form factor.
The Redmi Note and Redmi 1S have also been announced for India, with Xiaomi stating that further details will be available in the near future. Other devices set to make their way to the country include Mi TV 2, Xiaomi's 49-inch 4K 3D TV.
Indian users, are you excited about the Mi 3?