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Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Says It Sold 10 Million Mi-2 smartphones

As long anticipated, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi revealed via Twitter that the startup phone-maker has sold 10 million of its flagship smartphone Android-based Mi-2, and its variants Mi-2S and Mi-2A, in the past 11 months.

China’s hottest homegrown smartphone “Xiaomi Mi2” first went on sale last October.

To refresh your memory, the Xiaomi Mi2 smartphone will soon be replaced in mid-October by the Mi-3, which was launched early this month.

The Xiaomi Mi3 will have a 5-inch screen, which is larger than the Mi2’s 4.3-inch one. The screen is full 1080p HD this time.
Xiaomi Mi3 specifications:

Dimension: 144mm height x 73.6mm width x 8.1mm thin
Screen size: 5-inch
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels. So that’s 441 PPI.
Weight: 145g (heavier than previous model)
Operating system: MIUI V5 skin on top of Android 4.2
CPU: Quad-core 1.8GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 or 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce (for TD-SCDMA version) or Adreno 330 (for WCDMA version)
Storage: 16GB / 64GB
Battery: 3050mAh
Others: NFC enabled. Accessories now include a folding case. Supports 5G wi-fi protocol and 2.4G system
Price and availability: The new Mi3 will ship in October and will cost RMB 1,999 ($325) for the 16GB model and RMB 2,499 ($405) for the 64GB version.

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In the first six months of 2013, Xiaomi, the company who made the Hongmi smartphone, sold more than 7 million smartphones and booked $2.15 billion in revenue. The Chinese company raised a $216 million funding round last year and was valued at roughly $4 billion.

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