Lei Jun confirms WCDMA Xiaomi Hongmi IS coming!


Even with 8-core phones, 2K equipped beasts and innovative camera designs, the low-cost Xiaomi Hongmi remains one of the most sought after handsets to date, and the good news is a WCDMA model is on the way!

Priced at 799 Yuan in China, the Xiaomi Hongmi is one of the most affordable Android smartphones currently available from a big name brand and a decent specification. The issue with the Hongmi though is the fact Xiaomi chose to use a variant of the quad-core MT6589T(T) chipset which only supports China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA 3G networks. For months now we have heard rumours that a China Unicom WCDMA model is coming, but until today we had now official statement from Xiaomi themselves!

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Co-Founder and CEO of Xioami, Lei Jun, has finally set the record straight though confirming that a dual-SIM WCDMA + GSM Xiaomi Hongmi is planed. We still don’t know when it will launch but at least we now know for sure it is!

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6 Comments

  1. Magnus
    October 28, 2013

    Great news! If it supports wcdma 900 and doesn’t costs more than 200$ I’ll buy one. But it’s probably gonna be around 250$ for us outside China thanks to the hype around xiaomi. And for that kind of money, there’s better phones out there. And without wcdma 900, it’s not interesting for most people in Europe anyway…

    • Inlife
      October 28, 2013

      Lot of chineese brand seems forget European market 🙁
      But lot of european gonna use 900mhz Wcdma…

      May be one day they wake up …

    • Barry
      October 28, 2013

      The M2A is selling for about $275 so Hongmi has to be less than $225; and WCDMA 850/1900 🙂

      • Inlife
        October 29, 2013

        Sure… but european (Spain-France-Italy…) use 900Mhz WCDMA which is more efficient than 2100… and still nothing with it…

        Btw UK, Australia, use it too

  2. liljohn
    October 28, 2013

    @abbie

    can u please fully translate those chinese words? will there be a cdma version (c+g), does it support cdma rev a or b???

    thank you?

  3. Jackie
    October 28, 2013

    soem ppl from my country selling Red Rice on eBay.co.uk lol