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Xiaomi Releases Champagne Gold Mi3 Device, Shows Signs of Resemblance to Apple

We have been covering much of Xiaomi‘s news lately. The China based company has been aggressively expanding its service around in Asia. Just yesterday, another of its flagship product, the Redmi Note, was snapped up within 42 seconds by Singapore customers eager to get their hands on it. A total of 5000 units of Redmi Note was made available through an online flash sales.

Earlier last week, the fast growing company also announced that it has managed to ship a total of 26 million smartphones in the first half of 2014, more than it expected to sell for the whole year. On top of that, its Mi3 flagship handset reached 10 million units shipped.

The announcement thread on Xiaomi read:

Hey MIUIers,

Xiaomi Founder and CEO Lei Jun just announced that Xiaomi Mi 3 has crossed the 10 million units shipped milestone. He also reaveled Xiaomi Mi 3 Champagne Gold Version. Xiaomi Mi 3 is now available in China, Singapore, Malaysia and Phillipines. We are working very hard to bring it to more countries!

To celebrate the new achievement, Xiaomi released a champagne gold version of the Mi3 – pictured on the left. Although the Mi3 is available in several Asian markets, this new version will be sold only in China.

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Aa Xiaomi’s flagship, the Mi3 is its most expensive handset. However, it’s significantly cheaper than other smartphones such as Apple or other Android devices, costing less than $300. It sports a very competitive specs despite its low price, including a 5-inch 1080p display, 13MP rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 3,050 mAh battery.

Despite the color change, the price of the gold Mi3 has remained the same, but is only available for Chinese customers for now.

Xiaomi is often compared and regarded as China’s answer to Apple. The new champagne gold Mi3 reminds us of the Apple iPhone Gold.

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Is this Xiaomi’s way of telling Apple to keep an eye on the company?

 

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