In case you have been living under a rock, Chinese heavyweight smartphone maker Xiaomi has already entered India with a host of new handsets. The new Mi3 being the first of them.
Headed by former Google vice president for its Android division, Hugo Barra, Xiaomi considers the Indian market as its 7th largest market. And with its openness leading to the inflow of so many big name players, it's only natural that Xiaomi will look to take a slice out of it.
While at its launch event in Bangalore not long ago, Xiaomi's Hugo Barra was present for a short on-on-one interview with GizBot. Needless to say, a lot of new information came out into the open with a modest Barra happy enough to answer all our queries.
However, while Barra spoke about a number of things related to the new smartphone, he also was pretty concise about the reasons why the Mi3 should be you next smartphone (or the first, for that matter).
"We think it's the right first product for India and for other markets as well. We entered other markets with Mi3, for example the Philippines. [We believe] the Mi3 is the ultimate embodiment of our commitment to the highest quality, the highest specification possible," Barra told GizBot
"We like people to know us as 'those guys, Mi, those guys who make these amazingly fast phones, or beautiful phones that has the most amazing screen (or speed) that we have seen in a while.' That's what we are entering the emerging markets first."
Apart from that, on asked whether the impressive and beautiful features on the Mi3 are enough reasons for a buyer to grab a Xioami Mi3 or a Redmi 1S, Barra stated that there are a "whole number of reasons why I think people should consider our products."
"First of all, the software is unique. It's kind of a fresh new take on Android and there are some great features there. Things like our themes which is like waking up to a new phone everyday. Hardware is also amazing, top spec hardware. Incredible service network that we are going to build in India. And we hope to live up to their (people's) expectations."
The new Xioami Mi3 was recently launched in India. In case you aren't aware of the specs involved, the Mi3 comes with a 5-inch IPS display offering a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and 441ppi pixel density with Corning Gorilla glass protection.
It is powered by a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM 8974AB) processor coupled with 2GB DDR3 RAM and it runs a custom interface dubbed MIUI that is a very different take on Android.
The phone also features a high-end camera modules. You will find a 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, Sony Exmor BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p full HD video recording along with a 2MP front-facing camera with similar specs as the rear camera. The latest Xiaomi smartphone which measures 114mm×72mm×8.1mm and weighs 145g will house a 16 GB internal
Connectivity options include 3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and NFC and will draw its energy from a 3050mAh battery.
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