Chinese phone maker is preparing to launch its next flagship smartphone, the Mi 3S as photos and specs surfaced on the Internet.
Based on leaked photos, the Mi 3S will sport a similar design as the Mi 3 with slightly more rounded corners. One of the photos also revealed that the Mi 3S is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz processor, 3GB RAM and Android 4.4.2 KitKat with MIUI. Other alleged specs include a 5-inch Full-HD display and a 13-megapixel rear camera.
Xiaomi Singapore recently slashed the retail price of the Mi 3 to S$339 (U.P S$419). The company might be clearing the stocks ahead of the arrival of the Mi 3S, which is expected to be officially launched at an event in Beijing on 15 May.
If the Mi 3S comes with a memory card slot and 4G LTE connectivity (which the current Mi 3 lacks), it would pose a serious challenge to the current Android flagship smartphones such as the HTC One (M8), Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2.