It seems that the opportune moment has come for Xiaomi to put the successful Mi3 through an upgrade cycle. We see this trend with other manufacturers wherein they release upgrades to their flagship devices every year. Quite a few rumors and leaks have popped up in regards to the Xiaomi Mi3S, however we have yet to see any leaked image which shows off the complete device – until now that is. In the recent leak coming over from China via Weibo, we have in our possession three images pertaining to the upcoming flagship. One of these is an older image which we saw earlier this week. This particular image had given insights into the Mi3S coming up with 3 GB of RAM and Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat.
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The latest images – though of a very low quality – do manage to show off the design philosophy of the device. The images show a largish device with metallic sides and rounded corners. The volume rocker and power button are present on the left hand side of the device, with three capacitative buttons on the lower bottom bezel. Previous rumors of the Xiaomi Mi3S have suggested that the device will carry along 4G LTE connectivity, a 13 mega pixels (MP) primary and an 8 mega pixels (MP) front-facing secondary camera for video calls and Selfies; as well as an all new design with narrower bezels. The third snapshot shows off the front of a device bearing testimony to a 2.5 GHz processor, a 3 GB RAM with Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat onboard. Though the processor is clocked at 2.5 GHz, which is pretty respectable, we have no confirmation as to its pedigree. However, if we base our speculation on the fantastic OnePlus One, we could see either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 or possibly even the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipsets.
If these rumors are correct, and do take them with a pinch of salt, the Mi3S could well be another fantastic device. However, we would keep our fingers crossed. Presently there is no confirmation as to when the device would be officially announced. What other specs would you like the Mi3S to boast of, shout it out in the comments below.