Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has revealed that they will start production of the Mi-2 quad-core smartphone on September 22 with a planned release in October.
We wrote last month that the Xiaomi Mi-2 is the first smartphone to be powered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) – Qualcomm’s quad-core processor that blew away the competition in benchmarks. (See results here)
Xiaomi originally planned to release the Mi-2 with only 16GB of internal storage but decided to release a 32GB model as well. Both 16GB and 32GB variants will hit the market at the same time.
The Xiaomi Mi-2 smartphone will run Android 4.1 Jellybean with MIUI V4 skin and will be sold for 1,999 Yuan or around Php13,000.
Xiaomi Mi-2 specs:
4.3″ IPS LCD @ 720×1280 pixels, 342ppi
Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
Adreno 320 GPU
16GB & 32GB internal storage
HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
8 MP autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video recording @30fps
2 MP front camera
Android 4.1 Jellybean
2000mAh Li-Ion battery
126 x 62 x 10.2 mm (dimensions)
145 grams (weight)