Xiaomi India updates: Mi3 at 13,999 INR, Redmi 1S at 6,999 INR & Redmi Note at 9,999 INR


In another surprise move, Xiaomi further reduced the Mi3 prices for India, which now stands at 13,999 INR as opposed to previously announced 14,999 INR. Not only that, two of the most affordable Xiaomi phones – the Redmi 1S and the Redmi Note – too have been announced for India.

We’d reported something along similar lines a couple of days back, and Xiaomi haven’t disappointed. 13,999 INR ($230) is quite an amazing price for any Snapdragon 800 phone, let alone one with the build and features of the Xiaomi Mi3. This one should cater to those looking for a OnePlus One in India, we feel.

The Redmi 1S and the Redmi Note were the wildcard entries for today. Again, both with a price tag of under 10,000 INR are pretty much set to rule the budget market in India. The Moto G that launched a few months back, at about 12,500 INR, now looks like an overpriced phone thanks to the Redmi 1S which packs similar specs (betters the Moto G in more places than one), and goes for about half the price.

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The Redmi Note is Xiaomi’s first entry into the phablet scene, and comes with a price tag as lucrative as any other Xiaomi phone. The device is also their first octa-core one, with a MediaTek MT6592 CPU at its heart.

As expected, the entire Mi (Xiaomi’s name for India) series of phones will be available via Flipkart, with sales to commence July 22nd, starting with the Mi3. However, those who wish to buy the phone on the 22nd need to register for the sale today itself.

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28 Comments

  1. abhishek paul paul
    July 15, 2014

    Mobile Revolution in India…. Xiaomi is the Best

  2. Rohan
    July 15, 2014

    Hey it will be 1st come 1st serve basis? or luckey draw

    • July 15, 2014

      Looks like its going to be FCFS

  3. Rajnish
    July 15, 2014

    Best part which i noticed Yash is that MI3 will be shipped with updated OS Kitkat 4.4 under the hood(updated today in specification) , so we dont need to wait for kitkat update now.

  4. Rajnish
    July 15, 2014

    If Xiaomi MI3 is unbeatable at its price and specificatation then Redme 1S is a sure shot STEAL!!!.
    God knows what the hell will happen with rebranding local indian companies like Micromax ,Karbonn , Lava, Intex and spice will do. RIP micromax my EX-FAV.

  5. $2548414
    July 15, 2014

    C’est le invasion ! Im sure in 1944..even French did not welcome allies with more gusto..Xiaomi this is revolution reincarnate. Xiaomi is the determined to oust the 1000 lb Gorilla Samsung..as well as the minions from Indian mobile market.

  6. Ajay
    July 15, 2014

    I already own a Xiaomi Mi3 , picked it up from Singapore few Months back. Very Glad to have the same device making it into India 🙂 BTW , the Xiaomi Mi3 is a KICK ASS device !

  7. Rajnish
    July 15, 2014

    Confirmed MI3 will come with pre-installed Google play store and other google services. It will have a customized indian screen too for indian buyers. (In China due to government policies, Google Services are restricted)

  8. abhishek paul paul
    July 15, 2014

    Mobile Revolution in India…. Xiaomi is the Best

  9. Rohan
    July 15, 2014

    Hey it will be 1st come 1st serve basis? or luckey draw

    • Yash Garg
      July 15, 2014

      Looks like its going to be FCFS

  10. Rajnish
    July 15, 2014

    Best part which i noticed Yash is that MI3 will be shipped with updated OS Kitkat 4.4 under the hood(updated today in specification) , so we dont need to wait for kitkat update now.

  11. Rajnish
    July 15, 2014

    If Xiaomi MI3 is unbeatable at its price and specificatation then Redme 1S is a sure shot STEAL!!!.
    God knows what the hell will happen with rebranding local indian companies like Micromax ,Karbonn , Lava, Intex and spice will do. RIP micromax my EX-FAV.

  12. July 15, 2014

    Andi, please give $ equivalent for prices in yuan and rupees, of course we can google, but I am too lazy))))

  13. Guest
    July 15, 2014

    C’est le invasion ! Im sure in 1944..even French did not welcome allies with more gusto..Xiaomi this is revolution reincarnate. Xiaomi is the determined to oust the 1000 lb Gorilla Samsung..as well as the minions from Indian mobile market.

  14. Guest
    July 15, 2014

    I already own a Xiaomi Mi3 , picked it up from Singapore few Months back. Very Glad to have the same device making it into India 🙂 BTW , the Xiaomi Mi3 is a KICK ASS device !

  15. Rajnish
    July 15, 2014

    Confirmed MI3 will come with pre-installed Google play store and other google services. It will have a customized indian screen too for indian buyers. (In China due to government policies, Google Services are restricted)

    • Andi Sykes
      July 15, 2014

      You can alwasy install it this way

    • Rajnish
      July 15, 2014

      Ofcourse @andi thats a way i was just mentioning it comes preinstalled and their customizations keeping in mind indian taste.
      BDW andi plz can you give me even a rough idea when probably MI4 will be available in India which is getting launched this 22nd.

  16. FTP
    July 15, 2014

    Absolutely awesome. I wish all the very success to team Xiaomi.
    I think we can also a help a bit to promote Xiaomi phones among our friends at least those who are deciding on changing the phones.Many of the our friends may love the price point but may still not go for it.
    BTW i do own a Xiaomi mobile since last year and love it.. 🙂

  17. egoi7t
    July 15, 2014

    Andi, please give $ equivalent for prices in yuan and rupees, of course we can google, but I am too lazy))))

  18. Guest
    July 15, 2014

    Absolutely awesome. I wish all the very success to team Xiaomi.
    I think we can also a help a bit to promote Xiaomi phones among our friends at least those who are deciding on changing the phones.Many of the our friends may love the price point but may still not go for it.
    BTW i do own a Xiaomi mobile since last year and love it.. 🙂

  19. Zeca_BR
    July 16, 2014

    Flipkart don’t sell outside of India !!!! What’s a pity!

  20. Guest
    July 16, 2014

    Flipkart don’t sell outside of India !!!! What’s a pity!