this price in China only. it may costs up if it sales worldwide. CE, FCC, GCF, PTCRB certification cost, logistics cost, etc
ijcy, 29 Aug 2011They didn't say it looks like an iPhone! they said it's the same factory that makes the iPhone... moreIt is made in the same factory that the iphone, as the majority of computer/phone/printer/... are made.
The foxconn is one of the biggest technology assembling companies.
user, 27 Aug 2011Strange, I have not seen touch buttons, Detachable battery, MicroSD slot in iphone. Also not s... moreThey didn't say it looks like an iPhone! they said it's the same factory that makes the iPhone for apple in china.
latest news from china
It sounds like there is a new cheap droid will be released called Honor by Huawei around October
it's 1.4GHz Dual-core,512M RAM,2MP FFC AND 8mp camera based on android OS.
its price is cheaper than xiaomi phone will cost 1888 CNY($300)
here is the link from china
The WIP version is made available to several Chinese tech sites for preview.
Build quality is decent and the display is as good as expected from a Sharp ASV screen.
For those interested in numbers, it returns a score of 3627 in Quadrant and 60.7 fps in neocore.
Apparently it has some HD media playback issues (720P and 1080P, subtle but noticable lags). Of course it is still a good month time away from actual shipping date and the ROM is only in beta testing phase. Figures crossed they will beef up the playback power.
The current beta ROM is reported being 'very stable' with no freeze but one software crash. The phone does heat up during intensive use (1080p playback, graphics-intensive gaming etc) but comparable to other phones like Galaxy S2.
Since the phone was not delivered fully-charged and the editors were too busy playing with the phone so there's little information on the battery time.
The company is cutting corners by avoiding brick-and-mortar shops all together. The phone will only be sold online for the CHINESE market (at least for now). So people in other countries may want to check out eBay or something. The phones ships without a contract (no SIM Lock, quad-band GSM and tri-band WCDMA) and unlocked bootloader (which means flash any ROM you can find)
As for the lawsuit from Cupertino, good luck with actually getting a case on patents infringements to the court in China.
luke, 24 Aug 2011I do not think that chinese tech has no bright future.Unless you use it ,you can not criticise it .i surport you 谢谢
It's a real good phone with high quality
The staff have worked at Google/Motolola and other big companies for more than five years.
Most of it's parts come from big companies, such as SHARP/QUALCOMM/FOXCONN/SONY/LG....
Also it have go through many tests before it come out.
It's no a copy one.
AnonD-18246, 17 Aug 2011Xiaomi Phone minus Xiaom equals iPhoneStrange, I have not seen touch buttons, Detachable battery, MicroSD slot in iphone. Also not seen Adobe Flash Player support there. So how can you tell that it looks like iphone?!
ELIPS, 22 Aug 2011This phone might sound good, but I think it would be like all other Chinese stuff: cheap and n... moreWell, I have to disagree with you, I have bought 2 tablets:
iPad for really expensive price and Android tablet from China for about 200usd include worldwide shipping. This tablet had 1.2Ghz CPU A8 Armv7, Capacitive screen, Android 2.3, 512MB RAM. I thought that I will be going to use this Android tablet for minor stuffs while iPad for most other things, But in fact I am now only using this Android tablet because iPad doesn't have most features I ever need but this tablet has it all such as Flash player support, HDMI Output built-in that transfer both 1080p videos and audio and doesn't turn off the tablet's screen when connected to a big screen TV which is really convenient, MicroSD-HC Slot built-in, USB host to connect USB 3G Modem or keyboard or mouse or USB Storage devices. In fact, I can not even play IPTV stream on iPad while it works just fine on Android tablet. So now I have no idea why the hell did I bought this ipad for such a high price if it is not even a good mp4 player.
if xiaomi cn sell dis phone at usd310, yet they cn stil make a profit out of it shows hw much htc n samsung had ripped us off all these while.......htc sensation in my country cost more than 2 times of this xiaomi phone, n dis phone is even more powerful than htc sensation!
seriously get a grip , all you slaters give some companies a break i think that its nicew to see so many manufacturers releasing new handsets .
the quality is going to be good as with iphone.
i really dont get the whole fan boy thing that seems to destroy what could be a great device.
big deal about what the phone looks like as said the phone does look a iphone its a great looking phone.
specs look to be great and to romm that comes with the phone is amazing probably the best Andriod romm out there.
wise up guys we should be supporting all not ripping smaller manufacturers to peices.
i will be looking in to this phone for myself for sure.
lets just hope that the uk gets to see daylight of this phone.
I do not think that chinese tech has no bright future.Unless you use it ,you can not criticise it .
reading through all the comments, dont jump to conclusions...I'm telling u that if there is one china made product thats worth buying this year, this is THE one. The team that made this phone showed amazing dedication and passion. This phone has gone through tests tougher than every phone out there. It may look just like iphone, but who doesn't look like iphone??? planes look like birds, so what????
This phone might sound good, but I think it would be like all other Chinese stuff: cheap and not good at all! It is impossible to buy good phone for only 215 euros! Samsung, LG and HTC are not crazy!
gee, 16 Aug 2011MALAYSIA market please.. =)yeah,,,malaysia ..
volume producing of this phone will be start in october, so presumably we can buy it around november.
it has a battert of 1900-ish mAh, but the CPU MSM8260 is a 1.2 GHz one, they made it 1.5 GHz which will certainly consume alot more power. also it is a cortex-a8 CPU, personally i dont really think it can beat tegra 2 in most ways.
it doesnt have a front camera, and the back camera sux although it is said to be 8.0 mega pixels.
my point is, it is a very good phone, but not as good as you may think it is. some stats sound great, but once you look deeper you will see the flaws.
anyway, the good thing is, this is a root-loaded phone. custom roms are officially supported. also since the company has experience of making MIUI, i believe their software system can be really cool
AnonD-13148, 17 Aug 2011Dont be amazed by this phone, Samsung will soon release a new phone with 1.5ghz dual core proc... morei am surprised by the price of it. dontthink samsung can compete with the price.
dan, 18 Aug 2011actually my sgs2 is running dual core at 1.6ghz. enough said.....Now ur SGS2 of 1.2 to 1.6 ... it may be this china phone will make it from 1.5 to 2.0?? Who knows? anyhthing can happen just like your case =)
When will it be available in India?I just can't wait.
There's a lawsuit in the coming days...