Though it’s still viewed as a somewhat exotic name by many tech enthusiasts in the West, Xiaomi is definitely making waves in its native land of China. After selling 3.5 million units of its first ever Android phone, the MI-One, in less than a year, the company is driving people nuts with the second gen Mi-Two and MI-One S phones.

Xiaomi Phone 2

While we’ve known about the next-generation Xiaomi for a while now, we recently learned that the phone would launch in the second-half of October for the Chinese market. Don’t want to wait that long? If you are part of the 1,200 expert members from the Xiaomi and MIUI online communities, you don’t have to. Those on the list will be able to snag a Xiamo Phone 2 at 10 p.m. ET on the 21st of September.

Xiaomi Mi2 Official

Sources say that Xiaomi may be heading to Europe by 2013. The company has recently launched its second-generation Mi2 which is considered among today’s most powerful smartphones spec-wise, which is especially attractive due to the price. The question at this point, however, is whether Xiaomi will be able to launch the Mi2, or whether European users would have to wait for the third-generation device.