Xiaomi MI-One Announced; Runs on MIUI ROM

MIUI ROM for Android is the most polished custom ROM you will ever come across, in the Android ecosystem. The ROM is built from ground-up, thanks to the AOSP code, and is influenced from iPhone’s UI. The ROM has some very nice touches, which I hope will one day make it to Android.


Now, the popularity of the MIUI ROM was noticed by a Chinese handset manufacturer, Xiaomi. Today, Xiaomi have released a new handset dubbed MI-One, which runs on MIUI ROM.

The handset is no slow-couch, and is a beast in its own right. The 4-inch screen on the beast has a FWVGA (480×854) resolution. The MI-One is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 chipset, and packs 1GB of RAM along with 4GB of internal memory. The Adreno 220 GPU clocked at 266MHz, handles the graphics department.

Other key specs of the handset include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS with A-GPS, microSD card slot, dedicated microphone for noise cancellation, 3.5mm audio jack and a customizable MI-button. The back of the MI-One sports an 8MP camera with an LED flash. It will also come with an unlocked bootloader.

The handset will be powered by a beefy 1930mAh battery, and will come with interchangeable back covers. As stated before, the MI-One runs on Android 2.3.5 based MIUI ROM

The best part about the handset is its pricing. The Xiaomi’s MI-One will retail in China for ï¿¥1999, which comes to around $312 U.S. dollars. The handset is expected to be available in China, sometime in October this year, There is no word as to whether Xiaomi intends to bring the MI-One to other regions of the world or not.

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Rajesh Pandey

Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu or mail to him at [email protected]