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Jul 23, 2012

Xiaomi Phone with Support for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Windows Phone 8

The first Xiaomi Phone was launched back in December, but only 200,000 units were available for general public. The handset manufacturer inked a partnership with China Unicom in order to deliver as many Xiaomi Phone units as possible.

In fact, the both companies planned to deliver around 1 million Xiaomi Phone devices to customers who were willing to commit to a long-term contract. The phone’s main selling point is the very low price and the impressive specs sheet. The Xiaomi Phone was offered for half the price of a device with almost similar features. Furthermore, the device was a strong competitor for Apple’s iPhone, but also for other Android handset makers. The original Xiaomi Phone features a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon S3 processor, an Adreno 220 GPU, and packs 1GB of RAM. Although the smartphone comes with only 4GB of internal memory, users can further expand storage up to 32GB via microSD memory card.

Another strong point of the phone is the fact that it supports multiple third-party ROMs, in addition to Android ROMs and the MIUI pre-loaded on the smartphone. Last but not least, the Xiaomi Phone sports a 4.0-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 854 pixels resolution, as well as an impressive 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording. Rumor has it that the company plans to launch a Xiaomi Phone follow-up, which is expected to be more powerful than the original model.

According to the folks over at MicGadget, the second-generation Xiaomi Phone will arrive with an improved 720p capacitive touchscreen display and a quad-core processor. Moreover, the rear camera will feature dual-LED flash, autofocus and full HD (1080p) video recording. A front-facing camera for video calls will be available as well. However, the most important thing is that fact that the device will support both Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Windows Phone 8 operating systems. There are no details on the phone availability, but word is that it will be priced at around 2,000 yuan ($315 USD). Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.

Xiaomi Phone 2
Images credits to XiaomiFans.com


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