Xiaomi’s MI-2 Android smartphone has been out since last year, but so far there was no version of it available that would work on China Telecom.
That’s the country’s smallest carrier, and the only one to use a CDMA network. Hence, the lack of compatibility so far.
But that’s about to change. The cult phone maker announced on its own website that a MI-2 made for China Telecom will be offered for purchase starting on January 26. That’s this Saturday, by the way, and you’ll be able to pick the MI-2 up from Xiaomi itself starting at 12 pm. The price will be the same as the other version – 1,999 yuan (that adds up as $322 or €242 going by today’s exchange rates).
The China Telecom version of the handset was recently granted certification for sale on the Chinese market, so its release was really just a matter of time.
If you prefer your phone to be on China Telecom’s network and want to get a Xiaomi MI-2, we suggest you be ready at 12 o’clock sharp on Saturday, since this version of the smartphone will probably sell out in mere minutes – just like the unlocked GSM/HSPA version always does when it goes on sale from time to time.
The Xiaomi MI-2 comes with a 4.3-inch 720p HD touchscreen, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 APQ8064 processor, an 8 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of built-in storage space. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
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