外文标题：China's Xiaomi launches first smartphone in India at Rs 14,999
NEW DELHI: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched its first device in India — Mi3 — which will be available for sale from July 15 onwards for Rs14,999, hotting up competition in India's alreadycrowded but fast growing smartphone market.
Xiaomi however didn't specify where its flagship product would be available for sale. The company is learnt to have tied up with ecommerce website Flipkart for sale of its devices, but its officials couldn't be reached for a comment. Flipkart didn't respond to an emailed request for comment. The smartphone, Mi3, runs on a version of Android called MIUI.
While the price pits it in direct competition with mid-segment devices such as Motorola's Moto G and Blackberry's latest Z3, its specifications compare with premium range devices offered by the likes of Samsung, Sony and local brands such as Micromax and Karbonn.
Almost 30 per cent of total smartphone sales in India are in theRs10,000-20,000 price band, which has a mix of local handset vendors and global majors. Xiaomi's Mi3 however poses a bigger threat to the devices in the highend range as it offers similar features at half the price, say analysts.
Please dont compare Micromax, Xolo, Karbonn with Xioami phones. Xioami phones are developed in there own R&D and it based on Snapdragon 800 processor (same processor runs on Nexus 5)..Micromax, Xolo etc rebrand low cost chinese products with Mediatek processor in India and sell them for very high price. You can expect awesome build/pdt quality with Xioami which you cannot expect in others..This mobile was launched in last December and many reviews are available online already.The only thing I am worried about is the availability of service centers in India..Make sure it is available in your region before you are buying it..hope they will release a list of service centers soon..
Abhi Raj (Kochi) replies to ironheart
Huawei honor 3c or Xiaomi ? Which is a better option?
Wajid Ashrafi (Hyderabad) replies to Abhi Raj
Xiaomi mi 3 is the best .. do check reviews on youtube
Karthik C (Unknown)
NO ONE WILL BUY A CHINESE SET AT THAT RATE... MICROMAX IS THERE
dont be stupid (hyderabad) replies to Karthik C
Dude dont be so sympethetic over the indian brand I Appreciate Micromax's work for getting some good handsets but just check the processor and the build quality of xiaomi dude.
Till the prices are too high for most smart phones, as there are lot of Manufacturing Companies like Apple, Samsung, Sony, LG, Xolo, Karbon, Spice, Intex, Lawa, Lenovo, Motorola, ZTE, Gionee, Huawai, OPPO.
tehsinkhan pathan (ahmedabad)
Eagerly waiting for tech experts' review,.. Can not easily trust chinese product..
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Deepak Chand (Unknown) replies to tehsinkhan pathan
correctly said. but Xiaomi is called Apple of China so we can trust this
Dev Indian (INDIA)
isme warranty he kya..china phon no guaranty no warranty.
Ravindra Karki (chennai)