By now, we’re all pretty familiar with Chinese giant, Xiaomi and what they’re all about, and now the company is slowly but surely expanding on an international level. With Singapore already able to purchase Xiaomi devices, we’ve been hearing that India was next for some time and now, Xiaomi have pulled the trigger so to speak, and the Mi 3 will be available in India from July 15th, for just RS 14,999. For those of you not in India, that amounts to something like $250, which is – you guessed it – incredibly good value.
To put things into perspective, the Mi 3 features a Snapdragon 800, a 5-inch Full HD display, 2GB of RAM, expandable storage, a 13-megapixel camera and a 3,050 mAh battery. It’s also running Android 4.3 with MIUI 5 on top, but KitKat is said to be coming very soon. Other devices in this sort of price bracket are more likely to feature some sort of MediaTek CPU and an outdated version of Android along with an outdated camera experience. The Mi 3 however, is the same device that still sells well in China and features some of the best specs available in the Far East, especially at that sort of price.
There’s word that Xiaomi might be teaming up with Flipkart as well, but for now the launch is pegged for July 15th and those looking to get their hands on Xiaomi’s first official device in India, they can just head on over to the source link. An excellent device that’s arguably taken too long to hit the region, this could be a good start for Xiaomi in India, and it could also be a wake up call for local vendors in the region. Competition is always good and with the arrival of a big player like Xioami, prices could fall or better devices might mysteriously see their way to market from the likes of Micromax and XOLO. Have you been waiting for Xiaomi’s launch in India?