The phone that puts Xiaomi in the smartphone map in China – and possibly the world – has finally received the obligatory price cut. Offered for RMB 1,999 when it first launched last year to great response from customers, the Xiaomi Mi-One can now be had for only RMB 1,299, which translates to about $200.

The Mi-One smartphone is a high-end offering from what is poised to become the next tech giant to come out from China. The specs of the Mi-One speak for themselves, as the phone boasts a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S3 processor, 4-inch WVGA display, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, 8MP rear camera, the beloved MIUI ROM, and a 1,930mAh battery. Quite an impressive set of specs considering its price and the fact it was released back in August 2011.

For comparison’s sake, the HTC Desire V series, another best-seller in China, is currently being sold for RMB 1,999 ($310). While the series has similar screen size to the Mi-One, the Desire phones only come with a single core 1GHz processor and a paltry 512MB of RAM.

If you’re not convinced by the lure of Mi-One phone, the company’s next offering is an even bigger temptation. The next-gen Xiaomi is set to come on August 16 with a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, Adreno 320 GPU, a 720p display, and a $300 price tag.

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