Xiaomi has just given the press a double whammy, announcing not only the much-awaited MiPhone 3 but also unveiling it’s newest contraption: the “MiTV” 3D Smart TV. Seems like the Chinese company, who recently came into the media spotlight, is ready to step up its game as it prepares to make a mark on the global market.
The Xiaomi MiPhone 3 is loaded with features that it’s hard to decide where to start. It’s 5.0-inch Full HD 1920×1080 display features an ultrasensitive touch screen that lets even those wearing gloves to use it. Mobile photography fans might be pleased with the phone’s 5 megapixel F2.2 aperture rear camera with a Sony Exmor RS 28 mm lens and Philips dual LED flash, while the front sports a 2 megapixel camera capable of shooting 1080p video. One version of the phone is available for China Mobile’s TD/SCDMA network, powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4. Another version runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 reserved for China Unicom’s WCDMA and China Telecom’s CDMA2000 networks.
The MiTV is, like the MiPhone, also powered by Android, also running the MIUI Android interface customized for TV screens. The smart TV runs on a slightly lower 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 fitted with an Adreno 320 graphics chip, making it suitable for both viewing videos and playing games. The TV supports loads of streaming options including Miracast, WiDi, DLNA, AirPlay and others, as well as WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. The MiTV is able to support 3D technology and comes with two 3D glasses.
Xiaomi’s new devices are set to be available in China but no exact date has been given and no word on international availability. Those who will be lucky enough to get their hands on one will have to shell out $327 for a 16 GB Xiaomi MiPhone 3 or $408 for the 64 GB variant. The MiTV 3D Smart TV, on the other hand, carries a price tag of $490.