MIUI is famous not only for being a kickass Android custom ROM, but also for being available preinstalled on the Xiaomi handsets. Now, there will be a youth-oriented edition of the phone for China only. The handset will be called the MiOne Xiaomi Phone and it looks like this, will all those coloured cases.
The Youth Edition packs a 4 inch 480 x 854 pixel display, an 8 megapixel f/2.4 camera, a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and 768 MB of RAM. The battery is a 1930 mAh unit and buyers will also get 4GB of internal memory, plus a microSD card slot for extra storage. The price tag here is around $237, pretty OK for this handset. It’s actually 25% cheaper than the previous Xiaomi MIUI phone, that offers a 1.5 GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM. The youthful device offers MIUI 4, based on Android 4.0.
However, just like the original MiOne model, this handset will allow you to apply any Android build you want on it. Xiaomi also published some benchmark results for this model: 5043 points on AnTuTu, 1375 on Vellamo and 3.269 on Quadrant. They’re pretty reasonable, if you ask me. Initially Xiaomi will have a product run of 150k devices and preregistration for them ends today. It’s important to know that Xiaomi sold over 300k MiOnes on preorder alone, so I expect the Youth Edition to sell out fast.