this suspiciously Nokia Lumia-lookalike phone is China mobile phone maker Xiaomi’s latest flagship after the Phone 2. aptly dubbed the Xiaomi Phone 3 (aka MI3), it would be available in either a 1.8GHz Tegra 4 processor or Snapdragon 800 (the latest variant) processor depending on which network (in China, obviously) you are getting the phone from. design-speak, the phone does look a whole lot more sophisticated than its predecessor and sports a large 5″ Full HD IPS display supplied by Sharp or LG. the latter boasts “ultra sensitive touch” that works even with gloves on and its totally anti-reflective. the Chinese maker has a lot to tout about this handset; and it has to, in order for it to get ahead of the horde of competitions (Lenovo, Meizu and all).

key highlights include a 13MP main shooter sporting Sony’s Exmor sensor with 28mm wide-angle lens and dual LED flash, a 2MP front-facing item, 2GB of RAM, Full HD videoing, a choice of 16GB or 32GB storage capacity, dual-band WiFi, NFC, and a 3,050 mAh battery that comes with 2A fast charger. naturally, the handset also features the usual tidbits such as GPS with GLONASS, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, plus the usual serving of sensors including gyros, accelerometer, light and proximity sensor, e-compass, as well as barometer. being a smartphone destined for the China market, it is therefore only equipped with 3G radio, but it does however, have support for DC-HSPA+ for 42Mbps download.

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the Xiaomi Phone 3 Smartphone is set to be available through China Mobile and China Unicom soon for 1,999 RMB (about US$327) and 2,499 RMB (roughly US$408) for the 16GB and 32GB model, respectively. take a few more rendered look below, or hit the source link for some live pics.

Xiaomi [CH] via Engadget

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