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Xiaomi Introduces MI-2S, MI-2A Mid-Range Android Smartphones

Popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has slipped in two new mid-range Android devices into the market before the release of their upcoming MI-3 premium device. The company is known for releasing devices with impressive specs and good quality at an affordable price that’s even lower than its competitors.

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The MI-2A and the MI-2S may be classified as mid-range but then judging from their specs they already border that of high end devices of other manufacturers.

Let’s start with the MI-2S. According to the company this is the better of both devices. It has an AnTuTu score of 25,913 which is even better than the Samsung Galaxy S 4 in the same test. This device costs 1,999 Yuan or $319 for the 16 GB version and 2,299 Yuan or $367 for the 32 GB version. This device can be described as an improved version of the company’s previous MI-2 model.

MI-2S Technical Specifications

  • 4.3-inch IPS display with a 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • Quad-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 8MP camera rear camera
  • 2MP camera front camera
  • 2,000 mAh battery
  • Jelly Bean-based MIUI

The second device is the MI-2S. This is the cheaper of the two models being priced at only 1,499 Yuan or $239. This device targets the youth market offering them a cheaper device that comes with excellent specs and lots of customizations.

MI-2A Technical Specifications

  • 4.5 inch display
  • Dual-core 1.7 GHz S4 Pro CPU
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 8MP camera rear camera
  • 2MP camera front camera
  • 2,000 mAh battery
  • Jelly Bean-based MIUI

Xiaomi has previously only released their models in mainland china but they will be trying the international market soon. The company will start with the MI-2S making it available in Hong Kong this coming April 23 and in Taiwan by the end of this month.

In other related news the upcoming flagship model of the company which is the MI-3 had its photo leaked in China and it resembles the HTC One in design.  Some of its rumored specs are listed below.

MI-3

  • 5” 1920 x 1080 display
  • Snapdragon Series 800 clocked at 2.3GHz CPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 13-Megapixel rear-facing camera, 2 Megapixel front-facing
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Android 5.0 with custom MIUI skin

Via unwiredview