Another late night of Sina Weibo posts from Xiaomi Co-founder Liwan Jiang has confirmed the launch date for the Xiaomi Mi3 (Tegra 4) and the Xiaomi TV.
Liwan Jiang has confirmed that the first lot of Nvidia Tegra 4 Mi3 phones be available through the online Xiaomi store from 15th October. This version of the phone is specifically for China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA mobile network, in other words 3G on this version of the MI3 will only work in China, those of us on China Unicom or wanting to use the Mi3 abroad will have to wait for the launch of the Snapdragon 800 version of the phone.
So how long do we have to wait for the Qualcomm version of the Mi3? We still don’t know, but we do know that Xiaomi are waiting for Qualcomm to begin shipping the updated version of the S800 (Snapdragon 8974AB) which they have promised to use in the flagship phone rather than the current S0C (Snapdragon 8974) which rivals such as Samsung are using.
Back to the 15th October date, Chinese Xiaomi customers will also be able to buy the 2999 Yuan Xiaomi TV on this day. The Xiaomi TV features a 3D display, super narrow bezels and is powered by a Snapdragon 600 processor.