Xiaomi Mi 3 Indian launch

At an event in New Delhi, Xiaomi launched the Mi 3, its first offering in the Indian market. The device will be offered exclusively on Flipkart, with availability set to begin later this month.

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?

 

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Xiaomi launches Mi 3 in India; Mi Pad, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note coming soon

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Xiaomi makes stellar devices for the money.

Only pity is that you can only get them through weekly flash sales, but that's probably why they can sell a phone with great specs for the price of a humble Moto G.

They sold 26 million phones this year (first 6 months) alone. They might be using flash sales method to hype up the launches but later on their phones are available more widely.

That could be so.

The only eyesore on Xiaomi's devices is the UI. A bit too iOS-esque for my taste.

There's always Nova Launcher and SlimKat/CM11.

Not only you can use custom launchers, their phone's boot loader can be easily unlocked and use cm based rom for stock look...

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Wtf? Price again reduced from 15k to 14k? Comes at 226$. Nexus 5 specs at the exact rate of moto g. Further nexus 5 is sold at almost double the price of mi3 in India. 27k.

But I'm sure it will sell off within a minute. That doesn't means I am not going to try...

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I think one of the reasons why this beast costs as much as the Moto G is because they only sell it through flash sales.

They don't have to make as much devices as they would've if they sold it conventionally.

Manufacturing doesn't work that way. The less of something you produce, the more expensive the per-item cost is. If they don't have to make as many, each one should cost MORE (since the non-recurring engineering and tooling costs are fixed regardless of how many devices you make).

Do these.devices have google play services since they are.being.sold.outside china? The price is pointless without google play.store

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All the Mi devices that are selling outside China comes with Google play. In fact many google apps like g+, gmail, gmaps, youtube, chrome etc.. are preloaded.

Buy the Xiaomi Mi 3 only with us : http://bit.ly/Mi3Flipkart for Rs.13999 only

Register today and get a chance to get heavy discounts when the sales begins on its launching day 22 July :)

And don't be worried about service centres, Filpkart is here to provide home pickup service when your phone goes bad :)

Happy shopping :)

I can buy 3 of this phones for the price of 1 HTC E8 in India . This is insane value!
Hopefully it will still be available when I visit in a couple months time.

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If they brought this to the US and even doubled the price it would still be a good deal. If they launched it with a slight up charge to $299 or better yet $249 I'd be all over it.

The only thing is that I don't trust these companies. What will happen if something goes awry? Send it to Flipkart and wait for months to get it replaced?

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