Xiaomi is one of the hottest Android device makers in China, with the company having already sold 3.5 million units of its first-gen Android handset, the Mi-One. And, as you already know, Xiaomi has recently announced the second-gen version, the Mi-Two, set to hit stores in mid to late October.

While we don’t have a final release date for the device yet, it appears that we do have a production start date for the Mi-Two. The Next Web reports that the Mi-Two will be mass-produced starting with September 22, about a month ahead of its official launch.

The publication says that Xiaomi will have to match Mi-One sales with its new smartphone in order to break even. That’s probably going to be very easy for the Chinese handset maker considering the increased popularity of its Android devices.

Just recently, Xiaomi released the Mi-One S, an improved version of the Mi-One, which was sold out in 30 minutes even though the Mi-Two was already announced at the time the Mi-One S hit stores. Granted, Xiaomi only had 200,000 Mi-One S units at launch, not nearly enough for the 1.3 million initial reservations, but this goes to show how hot its products are in the region.

After all, China is a very interesting market for any cell phone maker out there considering the sheer number of potential customers with Android dominating the smartphone business.

In case you forgot, the Mi-Two will feature a 4.3-inch touchscreen IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution (341 PPI), 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, Adreno 320 graphics, 2GB of RAM, 16GB and 32GB memory (yes, the company is also going to offer the second version on launch) 8-megapixel camera with HD video recording, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-based MIUI under the hood.

In case you’re reading these lines from China, let us know whether you’re buying the Mi-Two first chance you get. As for international customers, you’ll probably have a hard time getting it, but do let us know whether you’ll be getting it.

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