Xiaomi is a rare brand name that appears in the tech headlines, but it is one of the most interesting smartphone manufacturers originated in China. Interestingly, though the brand lacks retail presence in the global markets, the Android smartphones from Xiaomi are well known for their impressive offerings that are priced reasonably.
Back in August 2012, Xiaomi launched Mi-2 with a powerful Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and a decent IPS display with HD 720p resolution. Nevertheless, the company priced the smartphone at 1999 yuan (approx. Rs 17,500).
Now, it seems like the Chinese vendor is prepping to launch another smartphone as a picture of what appears to be the successor of Xiaomi Mi-2 has been leaked online. The photo has appeared on a Chinese website alongside some juicy specs including a Snapdragon 800 processor, which is known to be the fastest smartphone SoC, 5 inch display with full HD 1080p resolution, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, 13MP rear shooter presumably with Sony Exmor RS technology and a 3,000 mAh battery.
Going by earlier reports, Xiaomi Mi-3 was speculated to come with a Tegra 4 processor and a 4.5 inch display, but it seems like the company has beefed up the specs with a better processor and a larger display. A big 5 inch screen may not be too exciting now as many tech brands have started selling such devices and hence it is an a unique aspect.
It is too early to talk about the pricing of Xiaomi Mi-3, but is would definitely come at a reasonable range as its predecessors.