Tegra 4 Xiaomi Mi3 October, Snapdragon 800 model November?

Many of are patiently waiting for the Xiaomi Mi3 to go on sale and while October is the date we hope to buy the new phone, it could be in for a much longer wait!

Anyone who has followed the Xiaomi Mi3 launch will know that 2 models of the phone are introduced. There will be an Nvidia Tegra 4 version of the phone which will only work on China Mobile’s 3G network and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 version which will support China Unicom, and most European countries also!

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It looks as though Xiaomi will be selling the China Mobile version first in October, with the more sought-after Snapdragon 800 model sales not starting until November! From past experience this could mean a serious Mi3 shortage unit early 2014!

Are you willing to wait until next year to get your hands on an Mi3, or will you go for one of the rival phone from Meizu or Oppo?

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  1. Petri
    September 23, 2013

    Damn, was hoping for release next month of SD 800. Maybe I’ll by the oppo n1, depending on how big it feels in my hand.

  2. Harald
    September 23, 2013


  3. September 23, 2013

    It’s too much, really!

  4. petros
    September 23, 2013

    can i flash the china mobile version with the MIUI English international rom?

  5. maor
    September 23, 2013


    this is a rumor ot a solid fact?

  6. Peter
    September 23, 2013

    Getting tired of all the phones that get announced and then get pushed back….

  7. September 23, 2013

    China Mobile first?! Now it really sucks! And since the Hongmi… Hugo Barra come on!!!

  8. Ivan
    September 23, 2013

    The initial low price of Xiaomi’s phones is well compensated with reseller’s surcharges and S&H costs, not to mention waiting time of manufacturing, availability and shipment. By the time you get your smartphone in Europe it is outdated, costs about the same as major brands like samsung and not covered by any (local-at least) guarantee. I can buy snapdragon 800 phone today, in 4-6 months it will be well discounted. I am done with Xiaomi until they knock on my door via local resellers like all major brands do.

    • Ivan
      September 23, 2013

      Yeah, agree

      • muthax
        September 23, 2013

        You ..agree with yourself?

        • Ivan
          September 23, 2013

          It was bug

        • Ivan-TS
          September 23, 2013

          Default name -) & default logo

    • qwong
      September 25, 2013

      when local resellers will knock your door the phone will cost twice as much.

      You really care about discontinuity of SoC?
      Really care about outdatedness of the smartphone???
      Go buy iphone 5s

      Xiaomi doesn’t give a fuck about your frustration. If your(and any person reading this) tiny brain remember, xiaomi mi2 was announced august 16, 2012 and started to be sold in october solely through official site with small portions of 100 000 devices up until new year 2013 or so…

      now you can easily get mi2s but it’s an outdated shit, isn’t it?

      Second, in two months or so we will get full reviews of first mi3 phones. And there will be hardware bugs, software bugs, and it will be disappointment of course.

      And only after 4-6 months after the hype is gone and all early bugs are closed comes the time to buy the smartphone, because you already know all its REAL pros and cons.

      xiaomi is not apple or samsung. it announces the model but it does not have millions of devices ready by the date of announcement. Because early buyers are beta-testers who provide feedback. go find some retail or production chief of apple or samsung and talk to him. you will know the full story and full expenses of producing the device from scratch, selling in, marketing and MAYBE after that you will change your mind and maybe even respect xiaomi for their work and enthusiasm.

  9. September 23, 2013

    after revealing of Oppo N1, i’m happy to announce that my best choice is only Xiaomi Mi3! I hope they will manage to make it possible for Europe for November!

      September 23, 2013

      oppo N1 reminds me of nokia N90, cmiw, with its rotating design, gut luck oppo!

      for me, mi3 is the one, i just hope the snapdragon version wont be delayed furthermore, and be able to get one in early-mid january, if not i have to wait another 6 months….mi3s?

  10. Darek
    September 24, 2013

    i will buy meizu mx3 then sell it and then buy xiaomi mi3 hahahaha devil plan 🙂