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Xiaomi Unveils “Mi-Two” Android Superphone, Could Launch for Just $310

Anyone remember the Mi-One? It was the first attempt from Xiaomi, makers of the MIUI custom ROM and launcher into the Chinese hardware game. It had a few good specs, but it never found its way over to the US by any means. Well, it turns out that Xiaomi is ready for round two, but their new device, entitled the Mi-Two will be one of the world’s most powerful Android devices ever built.

With the official spec sheet being detailed this morning, there are few devices that compare, at least on paper. Housing Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chip clocked at 1.5GHz, running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, and featuring a 4.3″ 720p IPS display from Sharp, this phone is a true beast of beasts. 

Specs:

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with MIUI launcher
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno 320 GPU (APQ8064)
  • 4.3-inch 720p IPS display by Sharp
  • 8 megapixel 27 mm F2.0 BSI rear camera, 2 megapixel 28mm front camera
  • 2 GB LPDDR2 RAM and 16 GB storage
  • 2,000 mAh battery, with optional 3,000 mAh battery also available
  • DC-HSPA+ WCDMA 850, 1900, 2100 alongside quad band GSM
  • Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi Display, MHL HDMI, USB OTG

With pricing said to be at just $310, how could this device not become a hit? As for importing, we’re sure you can. But is there any network that can support it? With all of those bands packed inside, we can’t imagine that the device would be completely incapable of running on a couple of America’s Edge networks.

Let’s hope they release an unlocked version of some kind that isn’t made for the Chinese market.

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Via: Android and Me

  • feztheforeigner

    Lost me at 4.3″ screen…

  • SolipsisticPsychologist

    It makes since why this would look dead on an iPhone, I mean come on, we are talking about China here. The word copyright or patent infringement has never once been uttered in the country of China. They mass produce knockoffs more than any other country in the entire world, they have absolutely zero respect for brands, patents, copyrights or trademarks. You should see the cars they are building now, quite a lot, no I mean the majority, of them are blatant knockoffs, albeit kind of sad and pathetic ones. I bet they make knockoffs of knockoffs, that is how bad their uncreative methods are.

  • Jason Purp

    MIUI is only being developed for ICS and they said it’ll be this way for a while. How will this work?

  • m_2the_b

    Maybe we’ll get a decent Jelly Bean MIUI rom ported from this. I haven’t been happy running MIUI since my o.g. Incredible. Since I got my Gnexus I feel like there hasn’t been a solid build

  • Scottyb112

    “Yo I heard you got that new phone today bro.. Guess what, Mi Two!!” hahaha

    • JoshGroff

      Wii would like to hear more.

  • J Nano

    That thang is bootyfull :D

  • Diablo81588

    With those kind of specs, the battery capacity will be a major limitation. The shape of the battery seems like the extended capacity version will make the phone too thick. Other than that, looks pretty awesome.

  • RoadsterHD1

    Does it have expandable storage, ?

  • PC_Tool

    Somehow just knew it would be too much to ask for DL not to be immediately inundated with the “looks like iPhone” BS on this one.

    Great specs, new launcher (not really mentioned in the story…this is *not* your currently available MIUI Launcher), and amazing price…

    …but all anyone seems to be able to do is ignore the lack of a physical home button, lack of glass on both sides, and the lack of a shiny- gray metal band around the whole thing and vomit up a bunch of “iPhone” BS.

    /end rant

    Totally agree on the capacitive keys though…why? Because it’s 4.3″? Wish they’d gone with the slightly larger size and on-screen keys for this one. Would have been an even more amazing device.

  • Immolate

    4.3″ screen? Hardly a beast spec. And if it doesn’t work with Verizon, it’s self-limiting.

    • edmicman

      This could be about perfect. Pushing 5″ is leaving the realms of ‘comfortable’ to hold. I love my GNex, but sometimes really wish it was somewhere in between where it is and the puny screen of the iPhone.

    • Diablo81588

      A phone with a screen that’s usable in one hand is not a limitation.

  • strikeir13

    Hard keys? No thanks. After my Gnex, I won’t go back to a device without soft keys.

    • TheDrizzle

      Agreed. Hard keys make the device feel old and outdated now. I just think to myself, “why put hard keys on a phone?”

      • UrDoGG

        Exactly.

    • JeffDenver

      Ick…I hate softkeys because they are not persistent. I never have to worry where my back button is on a conventional phone. basic navigation should never be a chore. Function > form.

    • http://twitter.com/_elemenopee_ Kavin Nguyen

      I don’t use keys at all. I got the FullScreen mod on my GNEX + LMT.

  • El Big CHRIS

    Why can’t we get one to work on VZW’s 4g!?

    • paul_cus

      Because Verizon will never allow it.

  • SteveP

    Its too bad we wont see this in LTE markets, as the specs are really nice! That and an Apple lawsuit coming….lol!

  • Answer2K1

    …No lawsuit unless sales for this phone reach at least 2-3 million units worldwide, with signs of increasing.

  • w0rdie

    I’ve always loved the iPhone 4’s design. Larger screen? Android OS? I’m game.

  • http://twitter.com/marsgrafx MARS GRAF-X

    love it

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jasonmullens Jason A Mullens

    dosent apple own the patent for rectangles with slightly rounded edges?

    • SolipsisticPsychologist

      Apple sued them for having an exact replica of an Apple store in China, selling knockoff Apple products, I mean it looks the exact same as the authentic one. They won and the store was shut down. A few weeks later an exact same knockoff Apple store was opened yet again, and is most likely still open to this day. Their courts and government is just as corrupt as their R&D departments at all Chinese companies. No, I’m sorry, instead of R&D, what I actually meant to say was R&D&C departments. You know, Research and Design and Copy department.

      • michael arazan

        China never follows copyright, and licensing, and pirates everything with no repercussions ever. I’m shocked apple went after them and actually shut down that store. I’d never buy a chinese phone, probably has software that copy’s all your personal information from passwords and accounts and sends it back to china. I’m seriously hating chinese products and the corporations that ship all the jobs over there to save money. I would like Google to lead the way and set an example to corporations and have Motorola devices made in america again, like they did with the Q.

  • Roberto Taylor

    And cue the Apple lawsuit… “IT LOOKS JUST LIKE THE iPHONE!!!”

  • NorCalGuy

    Banned in the US because it looks kinda… exactly like an iPhone …

  • @scottyfromga

    Looks like an iPhone 4…..

    • CivilDroid

      exactly what i was thinking

      • nateme94

        So we are looking at an apple lawsuit.