Chinese company Xiaomi (known for their popular ROM MIUI) has just announced a new phone, and this one looks to be every bit as impressive today as the original was when it was announced a year ago. The specs on the cleverly named Xiaomi Phone 2 stand out even in the world of quad-core superphones, and the company has managed to do so while maintaining a price point of just $310 USD.
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 CPU (Adreno 320 GPU, 28nm)
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB memory
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- 4.3" 720p IPS display
- 2,000mAh battery
- 8MP rear camera, 2MP front
- 10.2mm thick
- MIUI ROM
- $310 USD
- Launching in China in October
The company claims some ultra-impressive benchmark results (above left), and we're inclined to believe them. Even the dual-core S4 is a monster, so it would make sense that the quad-core version (with twice the RAM) would really kick things up. The company is using a 2,000mAh battery to power the chip, to the tune of 10.2mm device thickness.
The phone is expected to hit Chinese store shelves sometime in October for $1,999 yuan.