So the Xiaomi Mi3 doesn’t appear to be launching in August after all, but the leaks and speculation continues with the arrival of these purported Xiaomi Mi3 silicon cases.
Silicon case manufacturers in China are usually one of the weaker links in the secrecy chain. They have been responsible for leaking the design of both the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini not to mention numerous other smartphone designs and now the Xiaomi Mi3!
GizChina reader DUDU came across these silicon cases for the the Xiaomi Mi3 while browsing the online e-commerce site DHGate.com. The protective cases available in black, white, pink and blue feature textured rubber corners for improved grip and show off the positioning and shapes of the various features and physical controls on the the next ten Xiaomi phone.
As we can see from the cases the rear of the Mi3 features a similar square camera and LED arrangement as the mid range Xiaomi Mi2A, however it looks as though the rear facing microphone and speakers have been repositioned to be in line with the rear camera to the right of the phone.
A 3.5mm head phone jack is situated in the top, just like the Mi2A and Mi2S as is the space for the USB charger and data cable.
The specification details don’t give us any idea of the size of the Xiaomi Mi3 which is rumoured to have either a 5 inch or 5.5-inch 1080 IGZO display from Sharp.