Xiaomi MI3

For high-end specs at unbelievably cheap prices, look no further beyond the newly announced Xiaomi MI3. This flagship phone from the China-based company is the first handset to employ Nvidia’s Tegra 4 quad-core processor.

Aside from the Tegra 4 chip, the Xiaomi MI3 employs a 5-inch 1080p screen (~441ppi), 2GB RAM, and a 13-megapixel camera at the back. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean runs onboard, modified with Xiaomi’s MIUI customized UI skin.

Available storage options are 16GB and 64GB, while the battery has a 3050mAh capacity. Other specs include a 2MP front-facing shooter, NFC, 8.1mm thick profile, and aluminum alloy body. There will also be a variety of colors to choose from.

Xiaomi also made the news when it very recently hired former Google employee Hugo Barra as their Vice President of Global. With him in the upper ranks of the Chinese company, perhaps the Xiamo MI3 may find itself a global launch in the future, not just a China release in October. When it does, there’s still no guarantee if it would sell at the same too-good-to-be-true prices at $327 (16GB) or $408 (64GB). Two other versions—both of which use a Snapdragon 800 processor instead—of the Xiaomi MI3 will also arrive in China at a later date.

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