After weeks of teasing, the Chinese OEM Xiaomi has finally launched in India. The company recently launched its highly popular Xiaomi Mi3 for Rs. 14,999 (almost $250), a very attractive price tag considering the specifications it has to offer. The handset will go on sale from July 15th. It’s not just the Mi3, the company also announced two power banks: one with 10,400 mAh capacity while the second one comes with 5,200 mAh. Unfortunately, there’s no word about the pricing of the power banks at the moment.
For Rs. 14,999, you get a decent 5-inch display sporting a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, as well as a quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC with 2GB of RAM on board. It seems Xiaomi is one of the first OEMs to offer the Snapdragon 800 SoC on a device under Rs 15,000. Other features include 16GB of storage, a 3,050 mAh battery, WiFi, Bluetooth, and runs 4.3 optimized with MIUI version 5. On the back, there’s a 13MP camera with f2.2 aperture for photos and videos, as well as a 2MP front-facing camera.
Xiaomi is slowly expanding in international markets, and has already announced their handsets in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and now, India.