Three Telcos Currently in Discussions with Xiaomi to Sell its Phones in Singapore (Update)

Three Telcos Currently in Discussions with Xiaomi to Sell its Phones in Singapore (Update)

Updated at 9.30PM: Both SingTel and StarHub informed HardwareZone that they are also in discussions with Xiaomi. 

Originally reported at 3.06PM:

Xiaomi is partnering with M1 to sell its smartphones in Singapore soon.

According to M1, it is in discussions with Xiaomi to make available their Redmi and Mi-3 handsets to its customers. Availability and price plans are not confirmed at press time.

We've reached out to SingTel and StarHub on whether they are in discussions with the Chinese phone maker. StarHub replied that it does not have information at the moment. We will update this section when we have updates from SingTel.

Two hours ago, Xiaomi Singapore announced that it is selling the Redmi on February 21 at a retail price of S$169 (inclusive of GST and without line contract). The Mi-3 is Xiaomi's current flagship smartphone. To find out how the Mi-3 fares against the top Android smartphones, do check out our article here.

Xiaomi Mi-3 vs Xiaomi Redmi
  Xiaomi Mi 3 Xiaomi Redmi
Launch SRP
  • From S$419
  • From S$169
Operating system
  • MIUI V5 (based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean)
  • MIUI V5 (based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.3GHz
  • MediaTek MT6589T quad-core 1.5GHz
Built-in Memory
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5-inch / 1,920 x 1,080 pixels / IPS LCD
  • 4.7-inch / 1,280 x 720 pixels / IPS
  • Rear: 13-megapixel / autofocus / dual-LED flash / F2.2 aperture / 28mm wide angle
  • Front: 2-megapixel
  • Rear: 8-megapixel with dual-LED flash, aperture of f/2.2 and 28mm wide angle lens
  • Front: 1.3-megapixel
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, NFC, A-GPS and GLONASS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 HS, GPS + AGPS
Storage Type
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 3,050mAh
  • 2,000mAh
  • 144 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm
  • 137 x 69 x 9.9mm
  • 145g
  • 158g

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