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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.

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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.