WCDMA Xiaomi Mi3 delayed until ‘the end of December’


The WCDMA version of the Xiaomi Mi3 has been one of the most anticipated phones of this year (hopefully ‘this year’ stays till after the launch). However, the Chinese phone maker seems to be in no mood to please their followers, or ‘miFans’ as Xiaomi choose to call them.

More than 3 months since initial launch

The Xiaomi Mi3 was initially launched in September, and it has been more than 3 months since. As expected, the device impressed one and all with the revamped design, powerful Snapdragon 800 processor (Tegra 4 for the Chinese) and almost every other thing that one could imagine in a 2013 flagship, including a 5-inch full HD display, dual band WiFi, NFC, etc. However, Xiaomi have not been up to the mark, and in a way, disappointing for their international fans who have been waiting for the WCDMA compatible version to show up. Not only buyers, resellers from China have had to face a hard time after they started accepting pre-orders for the WCDMA Mi3.

Now, WCDMA Xiaomi Mi3 to come 'at the end of December'

Here’s to hoping that we see a WCDMA Xiaomi Mi3 take shape before the end of this year.

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13 Comments

  1. liljohn
    December 20, 2013

    cdma version??? evdo rev.a or rev.b???

  2. Hasibur Rahman Chowdhury
    December 21, 2013

    They are making it too late. Even I am dissapointed now. Thinking to get a Nubia z5s or Gionee elife e7 whichever come first.

  3. riggeton
    December 21, 2013

    This is what I hate with Chinese phones the most. When Neo n003 was announced I was so exited, I thought “Just take my money” but delay after delay. When it finally was release I didn’t even bother to if it was available. If Xiaomi Mi3 won’t release internationally soon, I will buy Nexus or oppo find 5. After all it’s just a phone.

    • Simon
      December 21, 2013

      I am buying Nexus 5 in January, can’t wait any longer.

  4. Allanitomwesh
    December 21, 2013

    Lolololololol. Xiaomi do liken themselves to Amazon,so no surprises here…

  5. manohar basavaraju
    December 21, 2013

    So many alternative phones have come since then Xiaomi…. realize this & make yourself be prepared for the competition….
    Otherwise you are definitely going to lose the market for sure….

  6. gagobos
    December 21, 2013

    That is the reason why I will not buy a product from xiaomi more.

  7. zaikatanox
    December 21, 2013

    The delay is obviously disappointing, but the end of December is actually not that bad, and when it is made available, it will still be the first Snapdragon 800AB out there.

  8. The Triforce
    December 21, 2013

    Both 16 gb and 64 gb ?

  9. tmxturuu
    December 23, 2013

    Xiaomi are stabing themsleves in the face with this. If they announced the S800 version last month then it would make sense but now Vivo Xplay3 and Gionee blah blah are better options in my opinion. but all 3 of them will lack developer support which is important to me. sure MIUI is cool but its not that intuitive as i would like. Gionee and Vivo will definitely suck development wise( CM, AOKP, Omni and so on) maybe they will get MIUI but thats generally it.

  10. tmxturuu
    December 23, 2013

    If a Chinese company manage to release a phone with S800/S805 preferably AB or AC with 2K display, 2-3GB RAM and Qi-charging that has official Cyanogenmod support. I will be begging them to take my money.

  11. Jackson
    December 31, 2013

    Maomaomall.com support the presale for the xiaomi mi3,only $345,support the payment by paypal,and DHL freeshipping!

  12. Shark
    January 5, 2014

    Samsung S5 coming soon in 2nd quarter, might just wait.