64GB Xiaomi Mi3 silently appears on the Xiaomi store

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Xiaomi’s Snapdragon 800 Mi3 makes a silent appearance on the official Xiaomi store in 64GB memory guise.

When Lei Jun took to the stage last year and announced that the Mi3 would have a Snapdragon 800 processor we were excited! When we learnt it would also have a 64GB option we were extatic! And then came the wait! To be fair to Xiaomi Qualcomm were the reason behind the delay in a Snapdragon Mi3, we can only guess that Xiaomi were waiting for memory modules to drop in price as to why the 64GB model has taken such a long time!

Finally though Xiaomi fans in China, and only China at this moment, can head over to the Xiaomi website and order the 64GB Mi3 with Snapdragon 800 cpu now. When we checked there were still stocks of the 64GB model which sells for 2499 Yuan while the 16GB version was sold out.

Thanks to GrößterNehmer for the tip!

  • Caxxo

    that’s cool :)

    • http://www.gizchina.com/ Andi Sykes

      Certainly is great news !

      • Caxxo

        but it’s cdma version not wcdma :(

        • vaksi

          Wcdma allow you to use 3G in Europe.

          • Caxxo

            Yeah i know but cdma ? is it for US ?

        • GrößterNehmer

          If you are interested you can always look it up on wikipedia. Basically TD-SCDMA, WCDMA and CDMA2000 are different “languages” in which the cellphone communicates with the network. It’s like you talking to a fax machine.

          The good news for all of us outside of China is that they have three mobile networks, sporting all of the above mentioned mobile standards. That means Xiaomi has to release phones for all networks in order to maximize their customer numbers in China.

          By chance I discovered just a few days ago that you can preregister to buy the Mi3 and Hongmi/Redmi in any of the three standards. That includes CDMA200, which would certainly be interesting for you guys in the US.

          The bad news is that all of Chinas mobile networks use an LTE standard that is only used in China. That means even if the Mi3s or Mi4 will support LTE it will only work in China. That is unless Xiaomi really focused on their plan for international expansion and designs phones just for international markets that won’t work in China. If they want to be successful internationally, that’s what they have to do eventually, but in the near future: I don’t see it.

  • Alex

    No kidding, if this is the CDMA version, that would be pretty cool for people living in the US. A lot of people purchase CDMA phones to flash over to other carriers like boost mobile. $35 a month, no contract & unlimited everything.

  • Jens Viggo Jensen

    Will 3rd party resellers be able to get some soon ? any word?

  • Peter Pan

    Let them silently introduce a Xiaomi M2S with 64GB !!! Hehe