Phones Xiaomi Phone 2 - sexy!

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    Grolubao macrumors 65816

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    Cheap Samsung-style knockoff.

    Nothing to see here.
     
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    So a Phone that has higher specs than the GS3 and half the price is a knock-off? Ok...
     
  5. gto55 macrumors 6502a

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    it could have been the new iphone's design...
    At least, it seems better than the actual leaks presented by different mac websites :(



    http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/16/xiaomi-phone-2-quad-core/

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    At last, no more secrets. Announced in Beijing just now is the Xiaomi Phone 2, and with the exception of the appearance, most of the specs match the many leaks we've come across: 4.3-inch 720p IPS display by Sharp, Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad-core chip, 2GB RAM and 16GB memory. To power this beast, Xiaomi's throwing in a 2,000mAh cell, but you can also purchase a 3,000mAh version if you don't mind the extra 2mm thickness on the phone. As for photography, you get a 28mm two-megapixel imager at the front along with a 27mm F2.0 eight-megapixel BSI camera on the back -- we saw some stunning untouched shots from the latter at the launch event.
    The good news doesn't stop there. On the software front Xiaomi's decided to jump straight to Android Jelly Bean for the phone's MIUI ROM, which itself packs several new features as well. Just to name a few: enhanced security, phone finder, Chinese voice assistant (apparently with 85 percent comprehension accuracy), more interactive themes and 5GB of cloud storage service with online client.
    As you can already see, all of this will cost just ¥1,999 (about $310) -- the same as the original Xiaomi Phone announced this time last year -- when it launches in October, and local carriers China Unicom plus China Telecom will also be offering the DC-HSPA+ handset at subsidized prices. Interestingly, Xiaomi co-founder Lei Jun even admitted on the stage that the phone's raw cost is ¥2,350 ($370) per unit, so hopefully it'll go down sooner than later for his sake. But if ¥1,999 is still too much, there's also the ¥1,499 ($235) Xiaomi Phone 1S which, as we've already seen, is very much just the original Xiaomi but bumped up from 1.5GHz to 1.7GHz, along with a front-facing camera.
    Until we get hold of the phones to play with, here are some photos from the event.
     
  6. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    I'm not following. Where does it say it could have been the new iPhone design?
     
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    so because it has a centered camera on the back and runs android its a samsung knock off????

    it looks a lot like most android smart phones... rounded corners lol



    it looks impressive. I doubt itll have lte, or id consider one.
     
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    Put stock android and I would buy it for $310!
     
  9. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    It's a rectangle, Apple will sue. You see that wall paper, we have the patent on wallpapers with grass in it.
     
  10. gto55 macrumors 6502a

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    this smartphone is inspired by the iPhone but in some way it proves that apple could have changed a bit the design of its next smartphone and not just lengthen the iPhone 4/4S, which has lead some (many ?) people to be dissapointed with the latest leaks :confused:
     
  11. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    This looks more like an HTC device than it does a Samsung device, especially with the style of the android buttons at the bottom.
     
  12. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    I see. Your original post is simply misleading.
     
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    Sad, judging from all the leaks, the iPhone 5 is already behind the curve and it hasn't even been released yet.
     
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    BS.....The iPhone 5 will be the leader of the pack, premium quality (most will wrap it in plastic/rubber), be a part of the apple eco-system, and rake in $$$$$$ of profit. It's already won!


    ****THIS IS SARCASM PEOPLE, LAID ON NICE AND THICK!*****
     
  15. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    If that phone becomes viable to ship to the UK, I may try and pick one up, hopefully it has English langauge options for it. would love to slap Default Jelly Bean on there. Been toying with the idea of an Android phone since getting my Nexus 7.
     
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    Amazing, ãh? :)
     
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    The new MIUI free launcher looks amazing. Can't wait till a port is available for the One X.
     
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    I understood exactly what he meant.. maybe it's just you?
     
  19. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    Better display (non AMOLED, IPS screen)

    More battery option (3000 mah!)

    Jellybean.

    4.3 inch all rounder design.

    $310.

    Kills the GS3 IMO. Would get it for sure if i was available in NA. Not to mention save a good $200 (bought my GS3 for $550, still goes for $525 and above right now).

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    I know this was a sarcasm post, but putting rubber on the phone is no excuse for skimping on build quality. I never put rubber on my phones, be it iPhone, android phones, BB or Nokias. Never had any issues either. People are just too careless and clumsy nowadays.
     
  20. gto55 macrumors 6502a

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    Xiaomi Phones may enter Europe next year, because China ain't big enough


    Here's a bit of good news to soak in over the weekend. After the unveiling of the Xiaomi Phone 2 (aka Mi2) in front of some 3,000 people yesterday, a reliable source informed us that the Chinese startup is already looking to bring its highly affordable phones to Europe next year. Alas, we couldn't get a more specific time frame, but assuming Xiaomi wants to deliver its first quad core device to the Europeans as well, it'd likely be within the first half of next year, well before the next August 16th announcement (the company's managed to stick to the same date so far).
    Of course, it all depends on whether Xiaomi can scale its business model for the unknown territories, and it'll certainly need some solid partners to do so -- much like its collaboration with local retail channels China Unicom, China Telecom and Vancl. Luckily, the MIUI developer will be doing a warm up first in Taiwan. As reported by Business Next last month, chairman Lei Jun made a high profile visit to several Taiwanese carriers in the hopes of breaking into their market by the end of this year. If successful, Lei should be able to meet his ambitious sales target of 6 million Xiaomi Phones accumulated -- still some way away from the 3.52 million units sold so far. Judging by the madness at the event this week (see gallery below), it should be no problem.

    Xiaomi Phone 2 (Mi2) hands-on
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    Xiaomi Phone 1S and 2 launch event
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    http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/17/xiaomi-phones-may-enter-europe-next-year-because-china-aint-bi/
     
  21. gto55 macrumors 6502a

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    Xiaomi MIUI Smartphone MI2 Mi-Two was launched yesterday, what do u think?
    Would u like to buy it? Where are you? Let's do a little survey.
    Let's see which is the top country where people want to buy MI-Two the most!



    http://www.facebook.com/questions/404930952899819/
     
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    Instead of using Facebook (which is a garbage now and heading to be the next MySpace), how about starting a thread with a poll. I and many others don't use Facebook.
     

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