Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi announced on Saturday that its popular Mi 3 flagship will go on sale in India on on Monday, or Republic Day. The limited units of MI3 will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis.
To purchase the Mi 3, customers are asked to like the Mi India Facebook announcement post and share it with at least 3 friends(Tag At least 3 friends), and then visit the dedicated promotion page on the company’s India site at 12 noon IST on Monday, and then enter the email address associated with their Flipkart account to register.
Users will have until 2 pm IST on Monday to register with their Flipkart account’s email address, and if they were fast enough (with only a limited number of Mi 3 smartphone units available), they will find the Mi 3 smartphone in their Flipkart cart at 5 pm IST. Users then have to proceed to check out the smartphone to complete the purchase.
The Mi 3 smartphone is priced at Rs. 13,999 and runs a highly tweaked version of Android 4.4 KitKat, with the company’s MIUI 5 skin on top.The Mi 3 features a 5-inch full-HD LCD display (1080×1920 pixels) offering a pixel density of 441ppi. It powered with 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8274AB) processor and 2 GB RAM with Adreno 330 GPU. It sports 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and 2-megapixel front camera. The phone is backed by 3050mAh battery.
The last time Xiaomi made the Mi 3 available for purchase in India was back in October, with 25,000 units made available to those users who had registered for at least five of the six Mi 3 flash sales held by the firm in India, but were unable to purchase the handset.
To be noted is that Xiaomi’s 2014 flagship smartphone, the Mi 4, is scheduled to finally launch in India on Wednesday. For now, pricing and availability details of the Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone in India are not known, however, following previous launches by the company, it is expected to be made available the following week on Tuesday – or February 3.