Lei Jun confirms a new Xiaomi phone is coming as more details of the Xiaomi Mi3S emerge


Xiaomi boss, Lei Jun, spoke openly about a new Xiaomi phone model today and just moments later more leaked details of the Xiaomi Mi3S hit the social networks.

Judging by the timing of the leaks and proximity to the annual Xiaomi festival we believe the next Xiaomi phone Lei Jun refers to in the below Weibo message will launch on April 9th.

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This new phone is believed to be a new version of the Xiaomi Mi3 named the Mi3S. This new phone is believed to have support for 4G LTE networks, more memory and updated camera modules both front and rear. In addition to the Mi3S there could also be 2 new Xiaomi Redrice models launched on 9th April with the top end model sporting an octacore processor.

As always the Mi3S should cost 1999 Yuan for the base model and the Redrice phones should start at 799 Yuan. China will be getting these devices first with launches in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong occurring after.

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28 Comments

  1. Allanitomwesh
    March 3, 2014

    Isn’t Hong Kong in China?How comes the rest of the country gets a different launch?

    • antidumb
      March 3, 2014

      hmmmm, i think maybe you’re from country with itty bitty area

    • March 3, 2014

      Not quite as simple as that 😉

      • Allanitomwesh
        March 4, 2014

        So i see.

    • 4tsretse
      March 3, 2014

      hk=hksar

    • Kiswum
      March 13, 2014

      As far as I know: Hongkong is a city in China, but has it’s own laws, coins and perhaps even a own passport (not sure about the last thing).

      • zippo_32
        March 13, 2014

        thats just plain racism dude …

        • March 13, 2014

          Hong Kong is a special zone of China. It is classed as a Chinese city, however Chinese citizens (from most parts of China) still need a visa to enter there. Chinese and Hong Kong citizens have different passports, the money is different, the language is different enough that my wife uses English there when we visit, and they drive on the left. Ask a Chinese person if Hong Kong is part of China and they say yes, ask a Hong Kong person the same and they will say no.

  2. Allanitomwesh
    March 3, 2014

    Isn’t Hong Kong in China?How comes the rest of the country gets a different launch?

    • Guest
      March 3, 2014

      hmmmm, i think maybe you’re from country with itty bitty area

    • Andi Sykes
      March 3, 2014

      Not quite as simple as that 😉

    • 4tsretse
      March 3, 2014

      hk=hksar

    • Allanitomwesh
      March 4, 2014

      So i see.

    • Guest
      March 13, 2014

      As far as I know: Hongkong is a city in China, but has it’s own laws, coins and perhaps even a own passport (not sure about the last thing).

    • Guest
      March 13, 2014

      thats just plain racism dude …

    • Andi Sykes
      March 13, 2014

      Hong Kong is a special zone of China. It is classed as a Chinese city, however Chinese citizens (from most parts of China) still need a visa to enter there. Chinese and Hong Kong citizens have different passports, the money is different, the language is different enough that my wife uses English there when we visit, and they drive on the left. Ask a Chinese person if Hong Kong is part of China and they say yes, ask a Hong Kong person the same and they will say no.

  3. Arnaud
    March 4, 2014

    Hello. If you want to test this phone on France. I’am tour tester… I have one Mi2 and i like Xaomi.
    With pleasure.
    Arnaud.

  4. Guest
    March 4, 2014

    Hello. If you want to test this phone on France. I’am tour tester… I have one Mi2 and i like Xaomi.
    With pleasure.
    Arnaud.

  5. Aco Strkalj
    March 13, 2014

    dank phone for a schwag price. gonna have to import one from shenzhen!

  6. Aco Strkalj
    March 13, 2014

    dank phone for a schwag price. gonna have to import one from shenzhen!

  7. Better make a new Mi2 series model.

  8. Vladimir 'XIIINON' Kuznetsov
    March 13, 2014

    Better make a new Mi2 series model.

  9. Oliver
    March 14, 2014

    A successor after 4 months.. Makes me already regret having bought the Mi3 ^^

  10. Guest
    March 14, 2014

    A successor after 4 months.. Makes me already regret having bought the Mi3 ^^

  11. al14
    March 17, 2014

    when will the mi3s be available in the USA?

  12. Guest
    March 17, 2014

    when will the mi3s be available in the USA?

  13. dudee
    April 8, 2014

    hey it’s 9th april today over here

  14. Guest
    April 9, 2014

    hey it’s 9th april today over here