Xiaomi Announces Mi3 Flagship Device, First Smartphone Powered by NVIDIA Tegra 4

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Xiaomi, the same company that recently acquired Hugo Barra from Google’s Android team, announced its latest flagship smartphone today – the Mi3. It is clear that the device is not running stock Android as seen in the picture above, but is in fact Android 4.2+ covered heavily by Xiaomi’s custom skin. 

It features top tier specs, but an amazingly low price of just $327 at full retail. In addition, the Mi3 is being marketed as the first phone in the world to be powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 processor. The device features a 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera with Sony’s Exmor RS and a 3,050mAh battery. Unfortunately, the device doesn’t appear to support any US 3G/4G LTE networks, so importing this specific model will do you little to no good.


  • $327 price tag
  • 5″ 1080p IPS LCD (441p) display.
  • 1.8GHz quad-core Tegra 4 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Up to 64GB of storage
  • 13MP back-facing camera (Sony Exmor RS unit)
  • Aluminium-magnesium inner frame
  • 3,050mAh battery

Apparently, there is a rumor floating around that Xiaomi is planning a Snapdragon 800-powered model that could then be imported to the States. If that happens, would you be interested in China’s latest and greatest?




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