Xiaomi Mi3 India pre-orders scheduled for July 15th, costs Rs14,999

by: Robert TriggsJuly 8, 2014
Xiaomi Mi3

Xiaomi, the third largest smartphone manufacturer in China, has been expanding into new markets recently, and India is the next country in the company’s sights. Following on from the popular rollout of its Redmi Note, Xiaomi is now preparing to launch its next smartphone in the country, the Mi3.

In terms of hardware, the Xiaomi Mi3 is a familiar high end affair. For starters, the handset is 5 inches in size, and comes with a full HD (1080p) display. The smartphone features a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, with Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, as well as a microSD card expansion slot. The Xiaomi Mi3 sports a 13MP camera with dual-LED flash on the back and a 2MP camera in front, comes with NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and 2G/3G network compatibility, and a good sized 3,050 mAh battery.

Xiaomi Mi3-2

The Mi3 is built from an aluminium-magnesium alloy, which weighs 145 grams and is 8.1mm thick. On the software side of things, the handset is powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and has Xiaomi’s own MIUI user interface and Mi Cloud services for contact and message backups. Alongside the device, Xiaomi has also listed two power banks, with 10,400 mAh and 5,200 mAh battery capacities, if you’re in need of even more battery life.

The Xiaomi Mi 3 is currently listed on the company’s India website, and pre-registrations will go live on July 15th at a cost of Rs 14,999. The Mi3 previously sold out on its launch day in Malaysia in just 17 minutes, so it might be wise to put your order in quickly before stock sells out.

  • Anonymousfella

    It may be a sellout in Malaysia but I doubt Indian folks will pay 14k for a chinese phone brand…

    • Jayfeather787

      It’s not a bad phone. It has pretty solid specs and build quality. I would buy it.

      • Amit

        and it is not running MTK SoC for starters..

        • Anonymousfella

          You have a valid point. But Chinese phones usually have a bad name in India and Xiaomi is hardly a household name.

          Off-topic: I am really interested in the amd radeon r9 295×2 after you mentioned it the other day(except for the tiny fact that i can’t afford it). Have you checked Maingear’s integreted solution featuring TWO radeon r9 295×2! http://kotaku.com/maingears-ultimate-4k-gaming-pc-shows-ultra-hd-how-its-1574780665

          • Aggru

            it will sell out within first hour for sure (:

  • kamp kawayan

    Typo, there is no sd card expansion slot and it comes with 4.4.2 Kitkat.

    • Maxx Tan


      • kamp kawayan
        • Jaime

          Cool. I was wondering why everything else was so good and the Android version was not 4.4

      • Shoeb Hussaini

        4.3 Is the stable one 4.4 is available but its developers edition (it will be kinda buggy)

  • Balraj

    Snapdragon 800 at 15k!!!!!!!

    Does this phone come with play store?
    Without service Centre, it’s going to hard sell but seriously a good buy if the device is problem free

    • manish

      it does come with play store and obviously there will be service centers

    • kamp kawayan

      There’s something wrong with your’s i guess. Here’s mine http://imgur.com/S86T5LT

  • shivakool

    great value for money but lets see what happens i myself would have brought it if it has stock android or some thing similar

  • shivakool

    i just checked out there site it seems that xiaomi is pushing its services and i see miui every where and little mention of android

  • daydreamer123

    people may not but untill they get some good reviews in India , but anyhow the phone is awesome ,,, they should have strated with low end devices like redmi series in India at first… then later on go for high end devices

  • dewanganlakhan

    Will surely Sale like Hot Cake. Moto G has done great business with 14K price tag this will surely do better. But point is how much stock Xiomi will put for Sale?

    • Shoeb Hussaini

      not much i guess they will sell out pretty quickly ! typical xiaomi :3

  • Shoeb Hussaini

    I wonder if they are going to provide any service after sale? :S if u guys know anything about this please reply!

  • sudeep

    hey any word on after sell support in India or service center ???
    plz inform me