Holy shit Batman! Xiaomi, a Chinese manufacturer, just announced the Xiaomi Mi-Two. What’s special about it? It is the first ever smartphone to come with the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, aka Krait. It’s a quad core Krait processor, and we already know how the Dual Core S4 chip powering the HTC One S beats the Quad Core Tegra 3 powering the HTC One X.
I’m not being geeky at all. In simpler terms, this Xiaomi Mi-two should pwn every other smartphone in the market. Better yet, it comes with Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB RAM. I’ll talk less and mention the specs below –
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with MIUI on top
- 4.3″ IPS LCD display, of 1280×720 resolution (342 PPI)
- Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad Core “Krait” Processor, Adreno 320 GPU
- 8 MP main camera, can record 1080p videos at 30 FPS, 720p videos at 90 FPS; front facing camera for video calling
- 2 GB RAM, 16 GB inbuilt memory, expandable with a microSD card
- Wi-Fi b/g/n, MHL enabled USB, Bluetooth 4.0
- 2000 mAh battery, optional: 3000 mAh battery
Surreal, right? Come October, it’s going to a reality. I cannot wait at all. If you want me to learn Chinese for getting this beast, I most probably will do just that.
Moving on, Xiaomi also announced another phone, with specs more believable than the Mi-Two’s. They call it the 1S (:facepalm:), and it runs on the same Android 4.1 JB with MIUI on top.
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with MIUI on top
- 4″ display
- 1.7 GHz dual core Snapdragon S3 processor, Adreno 220 GPU
- 8 MP main camera, front facing 2 MP camera
- 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card
Xiaomi slashed the price of Mi-One to $205, and the 1S will be available for $245. The bad news – only in China. Sucks, doesn’t it.