Xiaomi launches Mi 3 in India for INR 13,999 (Update)

Update: Xiaomi has revised the price to INR 13,999 and the pre-registrations begin on July 15, actual sales will start on July 22.

Xiaomi Mi 3 IndiaChinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Tuesday announced the launch of its first smartphone for the Indian market. The company is releasing its flagship Mi 3 in the country, which will go on sale starting July 15.

Xiaomi has not revealed where it plans to retail the phone but as per previous reports, it is expected to be available via e-retailer Flipkart.

Originally unveiled last year in China, Xiaomi Mi 3 sports a 5-inch full HD display and is powered by 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. The phone packs a 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash, 2MP front camera and 3050 mAh battery.

In addition, Mi 3 comes with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage and Android 4.3-based MIUI (Android 4.4 update is available).

Coming to the pricing, the phone has got an impressive price-tag of just INR 14,999, which is in-line with other countries where Xiaomi currently operates.  At this pricing, there is simply no competitor to the phone apart from the rebranded stuff from Indian smartphone vendors, which should play a big role in the success of the phone.

Will you be buying Xiaomi Mi 3?  Let us know in comments.

Source: Xiaomi India

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17 thoughts on “Xiaomi launches Mi 3 in India for INR 13,999 (Update)

    Lord Vader

    (July 9, 2014 - 1:04 pm)

    Which Phone from MMX, Karbonn, Lava Spice etc
    will compete with this phone ?

    with a Bigger battery than Xiaomi Mi 3

    S K

    (July 9, 2014 - 10:34 am)

    Sammy the writing is on the wall fr u 🙂


    (July 9, 2014 - 12:07 am)

    Specs looks great but what about service? If they start a decent service network I will definitely buy one


    (July 8, 2014 - 7:35 pm)

    3G option only for cdma sim ???

      Balvinder Makkar

      (July 8, 2014 - 10:51 pm)

      No sir its gsm and support hspa upto 42 mbps.

    Naveen Arur

    (July 8, 2014 - 1:07 pm)

    Will wait for the 64 GB version

    Shah Haq

    (July 8, 2014 - 12:29 pm)

    Yeah sure ill buy it and all other companies like sony ,samsung htc gonna cry out really Xiaomi awesome phone with amazing pricing


    (July 8, 2014 - 12:25 pm)

    when will 64 gb version come??


    (July 8, 2014 - 11:38 am)

    I think this is going to be cracker… Superb value for money phone… I think I’ll book this one… just have one question, is it 4G (TDD-LTE) compatible?

      Balvinder Makkar

      (July 8, 2014 - 2:04 pm)

      No it does not support lte
      Only hspa+ bands

    View From The Top

    (July 8, 2014 - 11:16 am)

    Tell you what, Snapdragon 800 for under 15K is un-freaking-believable! If XIaomi can back this up with a proper after-sales-service network, it’s time for MMX, Karbonn, Lava etc. to seriously up their game. Nobody’s gonna buy a Canvas Knight for twice as much with a MTK if this is a cheaper option.

    Well done Xiaomi. Hope you guys will back this aggressive pricing up with quality after sales as well. 🙂

    Puneet Gaur

    (July 8, 2014 - 11:14 am)

    Under 15k….well done guys !!

    Prashant Parashar

    (July 8, 2014 - 11:08 am)

    Very smart move, will be a super hit. This is a technologically superb phone with top end features and the price would beat the competition (Apple, Samsung, Lumia) in Indian market


    (July 8, 2014 - 10:35 am)

    every other smartphone shall be going down FAST very FAST start stopping your production

    kumar aryan

    (July 8, 2014 - 9:58 am)

    Time to say goodbye to indian brands who hesitates even to give update ….
    I bet this one is going to be best seller…


    (July 8, 2014 - 9:50 am)

    damn!! moto g is going down. mi3 is the new king of budget phones.

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