Xiaomi has announced an MIOI OS device that specs could list them among the world’s most powerful smartphones in 2011. Even more, it’s cheaper than you can imagine, yes, even for our Mr. Jobs there who are still probably counting the gazillion of money he had made with iPhones.
In today’s Beijing launch event, Engadget has learned that, with support of Qualcomm MSM8260 SoC, the phone officially named simply as “Xiaomi Phone” packs a mind blowing 1.5GHz dual-core chip. Not to mention it will also be running a powerful Adreno 220 graphics processor, which without doubt will make good use of the device’s 1GB RAM and a staggering 4GB ROM.
That is not even the scarier part of the phone, actually, not even close, because as we have been informed by a report, the phone only cost you ¥1,999 or $310, let’s say it again folks, three hundred and ten dollars and that’s without a contract steep in comparison with Apple’s iPhone package.
In addition to that, there is also a secondary version where it gets a 1.2 GHz of processing power. Not much details has been reported though about the second Xiaomi’s phone.
Other features of Xiaomi Phone includes 1930mAh cell (2 days “real-life” usage), GPS (with A-GPS), 4-inch 480 x 854 LCD, eight-megapixel camera with an F2.4 lens and MIUI OS, which is a low-level custom UI based on Android 2.3.5 of Gingerbread.
So, there you have it, since the iPhone 5 is expected to wear that outdated A5 processor which has been used in iPad 2, then there is no way in the world that it can beat this glorious, yet inexpensive smartphone. Well, unless Steve Jobs and co. going to surprise everyone on their iPhone 5 launch event.