Xiaomi is a well-known Chinese OEM that only operates in a few emerging markets. The company has become very popular in China thanks to its cheap Android smartphones that offer more than decent features.In an attempt to strengthen its position in the Mainland and bring its products to other markets as well, Xiaomi has managed to secure the services of Google's Hugo Barra, which is now its Global VP.
During a recent press event, Barra said that his company was closely looking at the Indian market, where it was actively searching for partners that could bring its products to customers in the not so distant future.
Along with the information mentioned earlier, Hugo Barra confirmed that the Xiaomi Mi3 would be launched in Singapore, one of the company's main markets, on March 7.
Xiaomi Mi3 will be available for purchase in Singapore for only $330 (€240) outright, which is an excellent price considering the phone's specs sheet.
For those unfamiliar with Xiaomi Mi3's features and capabilities, here is a quick recap. The smartphone comes equipped with either Nvidia Tegra 4 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipsets, depending on customer's choice.
Furthermore, the handset sports a vibrant 5-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution and 441 ppi (pixel density).
In addition, it packs an impressive 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, dual-LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording.
The smartphone also sports a secondary 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, as well as 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory.
According to Xiaomi, the Mi3 high-end smartphone will ship with MIUI v5 operating system, which is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean platform. It is also worth mentioning that the smartphone is powered by a 3050 mAh battery, which has yet to be rated by the manufacturer.
On a side note, Xiaomi Mi3 has been confirmed to arrive in Taiwan as well, and Android fans living in this country will be able to grab the device beginning February 20.