Xiaomi’s long long long overdue Snapdragon WCDMA version of the Xiaomi Mi3 IS coming mid-December, but is it too late?
Xiaomi launched the Mi3 what seems like an age ago, but have only offered the TD-SCDMA compatible Tegra 4 version of the phone for sale and will continue to until mid December when the WCDMA model will finally be available!
The news is spreading across Xiaomi’s international social network profiles and while the WCDMA model is great news to anyone outside of China (TD-SDMA will only work in China) many international fans are complaining the launch is too late! With the launch of the Nexus 5, many fans have gone for Google’s new device rather than wait for the Mi3.
Although this looks like bad news for Xiaomi, I don’t think they will be too worried. All Xiaomi phones are only currently officially available in China, Taiwan and HongKong and these are the only market where they would be worried about loosing market share, the fact that they even have a market outside China at this point in their short life is just a nice bonus!
Fans around the world are still waiting for Xiaomi to launch their phones internationally, something which will likely happen in the future!