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September 10, 2012

Xiaomi Mi-2 production begins on September 22

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
2GB RAM
16GB & 32GB internal storage
microSD (TBD)
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)

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36 Responses to “Xiaomi Mi-2 production begins on September 22”

  1. Iyo says:

    Meron na ba nito sa Pinas?

  2. xiao-mee says:

    I have this phone. I bought it through ebay and had it shipped to Hong Kong — to my sister’s place, then hand-carried it to the Philippines. All I can say is it’s a brilliant phone, especially if you upgrade it to MIUI V.5 custom ROM. My officemates were astounded by its features and most of them thought that it was an iPhone. Haha. ^__^

  3. Jay Esguerra says:

    Very Nice! sana maging available na ito sa pilipinas and for sure maraming bibili nito since the price is good unlike nung 2 sikat na brands…

    In the meantime i’ve bought Huawei and ZTE smartphones and working just fine…

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Senior Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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