Xiaomi Mi3 prototype spotted in the wild!

It’s is exactly one month until Xiaomi will finally unveil the Xiaomi Mi3 and already prototypes of the phone have been spotted in public under testing.

This photo was taken on a subway by an eagle eyed Xiaomi fan showing what could be a prototype version of the Xiaomi Mi3 undergoing testing. As we can see from the picture the body is more angular and edgy than the current Mi2S and looks remarkably like the leaked screens and images posted by us earlier this month,

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It also appears that the rear of the phone has a yellow plastic shell and features the power/lock button and the volume rocker on the right hand side like current Xiaomi phones.

We can also make out the Mi logo in the top left, what appears to be a prototype number in the top right and this also looks like the first Xiaomi phone to get back lit capitative buttons!

The bulky protector is likely designed in such away as to try and disguise the complete look of the new phone and we hope this isn’t a sample of a Xiaomi silicone protector as it is truly awful!

Reports from sources close to Xiaomi tell us the Mi3 will boast a 5-inch 1080 display, 1.7Ghz qua-core processor, 2GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, NFC, 3500mAh battery and may ship with a new version of MIUI.

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  1. aela111
    July 16, 2013

    Do you think it also have infra red like the galaxy s4?

  2. liljohn
    July 16, 2013

    non removable battery? it is very important for customers outside china to have a removable battery………

    the pics doesnt look like a 5incher, cmiiw…….it shows the size of a sgnote……miNote?

    andi, if you already have one in ur hand, please make a very very complete review, including the battery performance…..

    • Dandmcd
      July 16, 2013

      If its out in the wild, shouldn’t be long to get some proper measurements done to it. It does seem like it could be 5.5″ like recent rumors suggest, but no way of knowing till someone can get a ruler out to use on it.

      • liljohn
        July 16, 2013

        if it really is a 5.5incher, i just hope that the battery is gut enough and coul last for more than a full day of normal daily use….some sms, calls, music, a bit gaming and video watching, a bit surfing….

        • liljohn
          July 16, 2013

          that pic is clearly too big even for a 5.5 incher……

      • wurstt
        July 16, 2013

        Don’t worry guys, it’s not a 5.5″. Just one of the midget employees in Xiaomi’s chocolate factory is testing the phone. Oompa-Loompa

  3. liljohn
    July 16, 2013

    the design should copy find5’s

  4. Harald
    July 16, 2013

    It’s the Xiaomi

  5. Fran
    July 16, 2013

    5.5″ maybe too big, but my next phone for sure.

  6. Jason
    July 16, 2013

    Let’s hope it’s Snapdragron 800 is inside.

  7. Simon
    July 16, 2013

    Lets hope it will better Samsung GS4 & the HTC One, and rival the Nexus 5 on specs and price.

  8. M
    July 16, 2013

    the protector case is to hide design, we used same cases during testing nokia windows phone protos in beijing

    • Harald
      July 18, 2013

      “We”? Who is it?

  9. Judah
    July 16, 2013

    I don’t know if I want to buy it, I waited very long for this phone.
    But I think i’ll wait for the next generation MTK6592.

  10. liljohn
    July 16, 2013


  11. Francis.R.
    July 18, 2013

    It seemed more like an ebook reader 2 me. Which is great because I read a lot in my cell phone 😛
    I suppose these are strategies from Xiaomi a la Apple to gather interest.

    • Harald
      July 18, 2013

      I agree

  12. Rob
    August 2, 2013

    Will it have dual sim active capability?