Beijing-based Android handset developer Xiaomi today started selling the Xiaomi "youth" model to those who preordered the 150,000 limited-edition handsets on May 17. The "Youth" is priced at RMB 1,499. The new configuration features a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, an 8 megapixel camera, a 1930mAh battery, and a 4-inch display. Xiaomi Chairman and CEO Lei Jun estimates that Xiaomi mobile phone sales this year will exceed 5 mln units.
Editor's Note: For more background on this topic, please see "Xiaomi Youth Smartphone Wins Network Access Permit" MD 5/16/12 issue.