Xiaomi Mi2s Youth to launch on 5th July for $277?

Xiaomi are reported to be launching a youth version of the Xiaomi Mi2s which will launch on 5th July!

According to an article on DoNews, Beijing based Xiaomi are ready a new Youth version of the popular Xiaomi Mi2s priced at just 1699 Yuan ($277). The news comes after the announcement of a new Xiaomi mini film named 1699 which sparked rumours of a Xiaomi price drop.

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However, this new report claims that a price drop won’t take place and that the Xiaomi Mi2s Youth will be an all new model which will have a slightly slower 1.5Ghz Snapdragon 600 processor, just 1GB RAM and only available with 16GB of memory and 8 mega-pixel camera.

If this report is true then Xiaomi will have 4 phones to choose from by the end of this month and possible 6 by the end of August!

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  1. ashish
    July 3, 2013

    Hi andi
    I Need to know couple of things from you:
    1) Can one distinguish between an FHD and HD phone with an naked eye??
    2) According to you, which one is the cheap and best FHD phone available now?

    Thank you

    • July 3, 2013

      1) What size screen?
      2) Possibly the FAEA F2 once it goes on sale

      • July 3, 2013

        For 5 inch screen size.

      • ashish
        July 3, 2013

        1) 5″ screen
        2)how much will be expected cost of FAEA F2 when it gets launched ?? And is there any reason you don’t think I ocean X7 youth is not the cheap and best FHD at present?

        Thanks Andi

        • July 3, 2013

          1) If you are not already used to a 1080 display then you likely won’t notice the difference. If you have a 1080 now you won’t want to go back.
          2) Not sure on the pricing but it won’t be too high, the X7 is a great phone too. Zopo as well but the bendy body worries me.

          • Ashish
            July 4, 2013

            Thanks for the detailed reply..Appreciated!
            I wish i was living in china too like you and would have got hold of these super phones at chinese mainland prices 🙂

          • DJJitta
            July 4, 2013

            @Andy, guess you mean that the zopo c2 is too bendy? Does that also hold for the c2 platinum/16gb black versions. What about the zopo c3? Heard that the c3 isn’t bendy and thus seems to have a better inner body.

            • July 4, 2013

              I have a C3 here still in the packaging. I’ll see how it is when I make the unboxing video later

  2. martin
    July 3, 2013

    Andi any idea when the FAEA F2 will be on sale, as it seems to tick all the boxes for my requirements, just waiting for your review and off I go to get one, have ordered the G4 for the other half.

    • July 3, 2013

      It should be this month

  3. Simon
    July 3, 2013

    How does this phone compare with the M2A ?

    • July 3, 2013

      The Mi2s Youth will be smaller, have a quad-core chip but prob no NFC or 5ghz WIFI.

  4. Adrian
    July 3, 2013

    Hi Andy…I’m a big fan of your website. I am looking to buy a good quality dual sim android device and wondering if its safer to get something from Blu USA than one of the china mobiles you speak of. The china mobiles seem cheaper and i dont wanna spend more than 270 dollars. Any suggestions for a reliable buy? Quality is important to me. Its critical that this device supports 850mhz 3G. Thanks

    • Adrian
      July 3, 2013

      Sorry….I meant Andi***

    • July 3, 2013

      The Blu a Chinese OEM phone, taking a look at one of those should give you a rough idea of how well made current Chinese phone are.There are lots of options, but the 850mhz band makes it a difficult one. Perhaps you can ask in the forums to see what others are using?

      • Adrian
        July 3, 2013

        Thank you for the reply. I’m seeing where alot of ppl complain about late shipments and deliveries. since Blu is chinese then it might be safer to go with them in the US on amazon.com

  5. Pete
    July 3, 2013

    Xiaomi is getting ridiculous. Adding one or two features and making a new Device. What will be the future, I heard something like:

    Mi2a Youth = the same as Mi2a, but without NFC
    Mi2a Elite = the same as Mi2a, but with 2GB Ram and 32GB Rom

    Mi2s Pro = all the same as Mi2s, but 4,7 inch
    Mi2s Ultimate = all the same as Mi2s, but with 64GB Rom
    Mi2s Titan = allt he Same as Mi2s, but this time with 1,9 GhZ getting 100 Points more in Antutut

    and of course Mi2aa getting even more features besides NFC, HD Sound, gesture control, water proof, shock proof, 20 megapixel camera, but only 8GB Rom and 512MB Ram.

    • Harald
      July 4, 2013

      That was funny. I Agree

  6. Simon
    July 4, 2013

    That seems to be alot of Mi2S variants Pete ?

  7. July 5, 2013

    What happened finally ? Is there a M2s youth release date or not ?