Xiaomi MiPhone 3 offers choice: Tegra or Snapdragon processor

Buyers can choose to get either a Nvidia Tegra 4 processor or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor in the new Xiaomi MiPhone 3.


Xiaomi's latest Android handset, the Xiaomi MiPhone 3, will come in two flavors. Buyers can choose to either get the Nvidia Tegra 4 model, which sports a quad-core 1.8GHz Cortex A15 processor, or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz.

Most of the other specs are the same for both models, such as the amount of RAM (2GB), internal storage (16GB), as well as a large 3,050mAh battery. The Xiaomi MiPhone 3 will sport a 5-inch full-HD IPS display with a pixels-per-inch count of 441ppi.

Xiaomi is also boasting that the phone takes really good pictures with its 13-megapixel camera. The camera uses a Sony sensor and sports an F2.2 aperture, a wide angle of 28mm, and a five element lens setup. It will also pack a dual-LED flash.

The Weibo account of the company posted a picture of image samples with very impressive looking shots that you can see below.

Impressive shots from the new handset. Xiaomi

The Nvidia-based Xiaomi MiPhone 3 is set to launch with a price of 1,999 Chinese Yuan (US$326). The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 version is set to debut with China Unicom and China Telecom while the Nvidia Tegra 4 model will launch with China Mobile. It will go on sale starting September 9 in China.

This story originally appeared as "Xiaomi MiPhone 3 will come with either Tegra or Snapdragon processors" on CNET Asia.