Xiaomi Mi3 silicon cases on sale, more clues to what the phone...

Xiaomi Mi3 silicon cases on sale, more clues to what the phone will look like!


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!

xiaomi mi3 silicon case

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.

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  • Jogo

    wow it’s rather 5′ than 5’5..

  • Simon

    No bigger than 5″, and please have it ready for September 🙂

    • Jogo

      No, Simon, i want bigger than just 5′.. for Xiaomi sake!! 🙂

      • Simon

        No Jogo, then they should make a separate Phablet. I want a smartphone & a tablet as two separate entities 🙂

        • Jogo

          5’5 is still a smartphone, phablet would be after 6′ :)) i think they will make it bigger than just 5′ :)) you’ll see

          • Gothikserpent

            Actually a phablet is any phone that surpasses the 5″ mark. The first phablet was the galaxy note 1 that measured 5.3″

        • yash3339

          With you on this! I would actually prefer 4.7″

          • Airyl

            They should make two versions with the exact same specs, the Xiaomi Mi3 w/ 5.3 inch full HD and Xiaomi Mi3 mini with 4.7 inch HD display but same specs. That would benefit all parties.

            • Jogo

              yes it will be very profitable for us but not sure about them, they haven’t made two screen version of the previous Mi’s.. so i doubt it, but i bet it would be 5′ at least 🙂 see the cases..

            • yash3339

              Yeah, like what ZTE did with the Nubia Z5. The mini looks tempting!

            • MooN_tm

              They already have a phone in 4.3″ – 4.7″ category, why make self competitors?

          • Simon

            4.7″ is more than adequate for a smartphone, 5″ would be bursting at the seams.

  • David

    Does anyone knows what’s the sizes of the phone?
    tnx 🙂

  • ZecaMarol

    Please, screen larger than 5 “, no!!

  • Qidamin

    It looks like Red Rice back, same camera and flash led, same speaker placement! Definitely not Mi3 case for me!

  • liljohn

    5,3 or 5,5″ but not too”tall like lenovo k900, it looks like tv remote…>o< a bit wider design will make it look not too big, even if the screen size is 5,5", elegant n exclusive design, looks expensive!

  • biisu

    Hey Andi, its seems like you are obsessed with Xiaomi like me. 🙂
    Btw, really liked your blog. I have been your fan for a couple of months but this is my first acknowledgement. keep it up.

    • Jogo

      which is Andy’s blog?

  • truch

    5’5 inch is perfect size for a smatphone like this.
    They can do a “mini” version after all.

    • Jogo

      at least one normal opinion about real smartphone not nu-nu somethng 🙂 (4’7.. exsqueezee me but no!)