Breaking: WCDMA Xiaomi Hongmi will launch November 5th!


Remember remember the 5th of November, the day the WCDMA Xiaomi Hongmi will finally be listed!

Xiaomi’s Co-founder and CEO has been on Weibo again speaking about the China Unicom WCDMA version of the Xiaomi Hongmi. This time rather than vaguely stating that ‘Yes, it is coming’, Lei Jun has actually announced the launch date as 5th November!

So what does this mean to those outside China? Previously launched Xiaomi Hongmi phones only support China Mobiles 3G network making them pretty useless outside of China, but the WCDMA version will work on most European 3G networks!

The rest of the hardware remains the same so for 799 Yuan Chinese customers will get a 4.7-inch 720p display, 1GB RAM, 1.5Ghz Quad-core MT6589T processor, 8 mega-pixel Samsung camera and MIUI V5. Customers outside China can expect to pay more than Chinese customers and demand is going to be high!

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24 Comments

  1. Emilio
    October 29, 2013

    It would be ok for Europe if comes with 900mhz!

    • MaxSE
      October 30, 2013

      That would be great. But previous Xiaomi phones support only HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

  2. Zheleus
    October 29, 2013

    I’m good with hongmi but i can’t seem to stop salivating over the snapdragon mi3. Do you have any idea when it’ll release?

    Tia andy

    • October 29, 2013

      My sources are saying it still isn’t in production due to delays at Qualcomm

      • simplyshriek
        November 13, 2013

        Hi Andi

        Xiaomi Hongmi 2 is it really coming???

        I just ordered WCDMA Hongmi and now latest 8 core phone is coming…

        Can u confirm whether the MT6592 will come with 4G LTE (specially Band 3- 1900 Mhz and Band 7- 2600 Mhz)

        • November 13, 2013

          I wouldn’t worry about it, even if they launched it next month (and it is just a rumour) there probably won’t be enough to cover supply until later next year.

  3. r0bertt
    October 29, 2013

    Where to buy that model best? is there possibility to buy it in official site of xiaomi with transport to Europe or I should look for it in aliexpre** what supplier has good quality and price shop?

    • October 29, 2013

      You will have to buy it through a trusted reseller or Alliexpress store

  4. hongmi XD
    October 29, 2013

    i hope that this version bring this networks like the MI, MI2 and M3, for buying

    2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

    fingers crossed -_-

  5. Guest
    October 29, 2013

    I’m good with hongmi but i can’t seem to stop salivating over the snapdragon mi3. Do you have any idea when it’ll release?

    Tia andy

    • Guest
      October 30, 2013

      My sources are saying it still isn’t in production due to delays at Qualcomm

    • simplyshriek
      November 13, 2013

      Hi Andi

      Xiaomi Hongmi 2 is it really coming???

      I just ordered WCDMA Hongmi and now latest 8 core phone is coming…

      Can u confirm whether the MT6592 will come with 4G LTE (specially Band 3- 1900 Mhz and Band 7- 2600 Mhz)

    • Andi Sykes
      November 13, 2013

      I wouldn’t worry about it, even if they launched it next month (and it is just a rumour) there probably won’t be enough to cover supply until later next year.

  6. Guest
    October 29, 2013

    Where to buy that model best? is there possibility to buy it in official site of xiaomi with transport to Europe or I should look for it in aliexpre** what supplier has good quality and price shop?

    • Guest
      October 30, 2013

      You will have to buy it through a trusted reseller or Alliexpress store

  7. Guest
    October 29, 2013

    i hope that this version bring this networks like the MI, MI2 and M3, for buying

    2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

    fingers crossed -_-

  8. Jian
    October 30, 2013

    Accessing your expertise here Andi. Will be in Beijing for 3 days from 6th-9th Nov. Any realistic chance of getting the phone instore (Xiaomi stores?) or will the Xiaomi craze mean that everything will be sold out in minutes? Will look into the cutprice Umi X2 as an alternative (https://www.gizchina.com/2013/10/23/umi-x2-price-cut/) Cheers Jian

    • October 30, 2013

      I don’t think there will be much chance of getting the Hongmi, but you might be able to get a UMi. Not sure where they are sold in Beijing though, you might have to head to a ‘phone city’

      • Jian
        October 30, 2013

        Ahh just what I feared, might settle for Lenovo S750 then as good value rugged phone for adventure travelling purpose (will be on the road most of next year), makes sense?

  9. Guest
    October 30, 2013

    Accessing your expertise here Andi. Will be in Beijing for 3 days from 6th-9th Nov. Any realistic chance of getting the phone instore (Xiaomi stores?) or will the Xiaomi craze mean that everything will be sold out in minutes? Will look into the cutprice Umi X2 as an alternative (http://www.gizchina.com/2013/10/23/umi-x2-price-cut/) Cheers Jian

    • Guest
      October 30, 2013

      I don’t think there will be much chance of getting the Hongmi, but you might be able to get a UMi. Not sure where they are sold in Beijing though, you might have to head to a ‘phone city’

    • Guest
      October 30, 2013

      Ahh just what I feared, might settle for Lenovo S750 then as good value rugged phone for adventure travelling purpose (will be on the road most of next year), makes sense?

  10. June 6, 2017

    Very good equipment

  11. Aliexpress Polska
    June 6, 2017

    Very good equipment