Xiaomi Phone 2 officially launching in China on October 30th

When all of us are waiting for Google to launch the LG Nexus 4 device in the US, people half way around the world in China are waiting for some other interesting smartphone to be launched.

The device we’re talking about is the Xiaomi Phone 2 or well known as the MI-Two. Xiaomi Phone 2 is one of the hottest devices you can imagine. The phone is slated to be launched on October 30th, and the specs aren’t a secret.
Speaking of the hardware, the MI-Two weighs 142grams and is 10.2mm thick. It uses a 4.3 inch IPS display with a screen resolution of 1,280×720 pixels (pixel density: 341 PPI). The device will be packed with 2 gig of RAM and 2,000 mAh battery. MI-Two has an 8 megapixels rear camera with 1080p video recording, and will be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.

What sets it apart from any other smartphones is that it makes use of a quad-core Snapdragon S4 chip the latest Adreno 320 graphics. The SoC being used is Qualcomm’s APQ8064. It should be noted that this device was announced way back in July, so that makes Mi-Two the first device to make use of Snapdragon S4 chipset. Apart from this, the company always price their devices reasonably, so the Phone 2 will be the cheapest device among the bunch of smartphones using the same hardware set.

The Xiomi MI-One S was launched in the latter half of August this year and the company experienced an overwhelming response for this particular product. On the launch day, the company put 200,000 units of MI-One S up for grabs, with an impressive 1,300,000 backlog of orders to be satisfied in total. The MI-One S device was sold for ¥1,499 (around $235) and was the improved version of MI-One. It packed a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor and a front-facing camera in addition to 4-inch touchscreen display with 854 x 480 resolution, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of memory, 8 megapixel rear camera with HD video recording, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support.

Xiaomi Phone 2 will also experience the same amount or even more response from the Chinese buyers. According to the company, on October 30th, the company will put 50,000 units up for grabs and this will be soon followed by another 250,000 units in the mid-November. The device will be sold in two memory variants, 16 gig and 32 gig and will be sold for ¥1,999 (around $320) and ¥2,299 (around $370) respectively.

Buyers in China can pre-order their right now. For people in US, this device won’t be launched officially on our soil, however, you may be able to get one from eBay. What are your thoughts on this device? Let us know in the comment section below.

via Engadget

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