Within 24 hours of unveiling Redmi 1S in Indonesia, Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker, has announced the launch of Redmi 1S in Philippines. Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra presented Redmi 1S in a press event to the country. The smartphone has been priced at Php5,599 and will be sold exclusively at online retailer Lazada at 1200 hours on September 4. » Read more: Xiaomi launches Redmi 1S in Philippines for Php5,599
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Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker, has decided to pull out its Mi 3 smartphone from the Indian market. The company has sold 95,000 units of phone till date in the country and all these smartphones were sold via online retailer Flipkart.
The question which comes to mind at this occasion is why so early. Only one answer seems logical at this point and that is to focus on the launch of Redmi 1S smartphone in the country and divert the Mi 3 inventory to Indonesia, where the company is entering next. It is possible that the pull-out is temporary and the company might bring the smartphone back after a few weeks but nothing is confirmed at this point.
The Xiaomi Redmi 1S goes on sale on September 2 in India. The registrations for the smartphone have already started on Flipkart. Xiaomi is following the same weekly sale strategy for Redmi 1s and it will retail for INR 5,999.
Just to update you, Redmi 1S runs on Android 4.3-based MIUI v5 and is powered by 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor. In addition, it comes with a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage with an option to expand via microSD card and 2000 mAh battery. It also packs 8MP rear camera, and 1.6MP front camera. The smartphone is priced at INR 5,999 in India.
As expected, the much-awaited official flip cover and screen protector for Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone will go on sale along with the power bank at online retailer Lazada in Philippines. Both the accessories will be available for sale starting at 12 PM on August 29.
To update you, the flip cover costs Php 495, while the screen protector will be sold for Php 175.
As per Xiaomi, its Flip cover is made of soft microfiber lining to keeps your phone dust free. It is water resistant and case folds into a stand to provide support to device. On the other hand, screen protector is durable and scratch resistant.
Earlier, Xiaomi has announced that Mi Power Bank will go on sale on August 29 at Lazada. Both the models of Mi power bank, 10400mAh and 5200mAh, will be available at Php 645 and Php 445 respectively.
The much-awaited official power bank of Xiaomi will finally go on sale at online retailer Lazada in Philippines. Both the models of Mi power bank, 10400mAh and 5200mAh, will be available starting 12 PM on August 29.
To remind you, the 10400mAh Mi power bank costs Php 645, while the 5200mAh will be sold for Php 445.
There is no news on the release dates of the Mi 3 flip cover or the screen protector till now but we think that these too will be available soon in the country.
As per Xiaomi, its power bank is built with safety, protection and efficiency keeping in mind. The device has been designed by Texas Instruments and the USB smart-control and power source chipsets are strengthened by nine layers of circuit chipset protection.The 10400 model is capable of 2.5 recharges for the Mi 3, and 5200mAh model is capable fully charging a Mi 3.
The Xiaomi Mi3 is once again ready for the sale in the India. The smartphone which was revealed during the Xiaomi New Product Launch Event 2013 on the 5 September, and further released in India on 22 July 2014 in October 2013 has got tremendous response from the customers.
The device is being sold online exclusively by retail partner Flipkart in India. It has been a successful marketing strategy till now and phone has been sold within no time of it being available at website.
Just to update you when first time it went on sell it took 38 minutes and 50 seconds to become out of stock. Second time when it was sold, it went out of stock in less than 5 seconds and it is believed that there were 10,000 phones available for sale. Last time it was available for sale on 12 August, and it took just 2.4 Seconds to become out of stock.
Mi3 is priced at INR 13,999 and it in much more demand than expected by the company. Just to recap, device is an excellent value-for-money as it comes with 5.-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.4.2-based MIUI and 13MP rear camera.
Mi3 is once again up for on 19 August and 75,000 people have already registered for it. If you have not registered yet, you can visit http://www.mi.com/in or Flipkart and register yourself. The smartphone will be available for sale to only those persons who will register by midnight 18 Aug 14. There are 20.000 phone available for sale.
Update: Flipkart has now revealed that pre-registrations have reached 1,50,000 from the earlier stated 75,000.
As promised, Xiaomi detailed its new version of MIUI OS at an event in Beijing today. Called MIUI 6, the version will go in beta-testing today and the testing will continue until October, when the final version will be released for select Mi smartphones. The testing of MIUI 6 for Xiaomi Mi 2/2S/2A, Redmi devices and Redmi Note will begin later this year with final release sometime next year.
The launch of MIUI 6 marks the fourth anniversary of MIUI and the press event for the MIUI 6 unveiling happened at the same place where MIUI was first introduced to the world four years ago.
According to Xiaomi, the MIUI 6 brings a number of improvements and optimisations and is in line with the current trend of flatter design. Xiaomi claims that it wants to give the best user experience with MIUI 6 and for the same, it has removed unnecessary distractions from the UI and notes that this will help the users in focussing on the right things in the right place, when they need them.
Among the most prominent changes, MIUI 6 has seen a lot of changes on the home-screen front. The launcher now supports batch organisation of icons and includes a quick search panel, which can be accessed by a swipe-up gesture.
The company has also refreshed the Calendar, Calculator, Weather, Compass, Clock and other native apps with new flatter design. Notification centre has also seen a revamp. Notifications are also visible on the lock-screen, which are collapsed by default but can be expanded with a small gesture.
Xiaomi has also redesigned the mail app, which now combines all mails with the same subject into one folder, so the users can see what’s new at single glance. The attachment list allows users to view and save attachments directly.
Among the under-the-hood changes, MIUI 6 introduces various Linux kernel & RAM optimization techniques like Smart CGroup, ZRAM, Bitmap Cache and TrimHeaps, which allow applications to run more efficiently.
Other highlights of MIUI 6
- More power-saving modes
- Option to load own song files or select the best music from various FM stations in the Music app.
- New options to take photo from front or rear camera by just swiping down, swipe left to bring out the menu panel, and swipe right to bring out the real-time filter.
- Easier photo-sharing and backup on Mi Cloud
Here are some screenshots from MIUI 6:
Xiaomi today revealed that it is going to enter the Indonesian market. The company announced their next destination via the official Twitter account. It will be the eighth market for the company, already operates in countries like China, India and Singapore.
Although unconfirmed, Xiaomi is expected to tie-up with an e-retailer in the country to sell its products like it did in India with Flipkart. There is also no news about the products that will available for sale.
To remind you, Xiaomi currently operates in China, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore and will be heading to six more countries apart from Indonesia this year. These six countries are Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, Turkey, Brazil and Mexico.
Xiaomi devices are expected to be more expensive in Indonesia because of the VAT and prepaid income tax but the official prices are still a mystery. Xiaomi has also launched their website for the country, where can be seen here.