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Today we’re introducing our new brand #Redmi to the world (originally “Hongmi” in Chinese), and it's soon coming to Singapore!

Read the story at http://xiaomi.com/sg and let us know what you think?
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When will it be coming to Malaysia?
 
Awesome +Hugo Barra can't wait to see you u guys make your mark in South East Asia.

I imported the Hongmi from China since I was curious what you guys are all about.

Safe to say that I just can't believe that you guys are selling the phone for less than $130 over there.

Didn't expect that a heavily modified Android can be this smooth, Sammy should learn a trick or two from you guys.

I enjoy the well thought off additions you put on the phone like notifying me when apps are trying to do something that might concern my privacy, or the ability to choose which apps to run at boot up.

You guys skimp on the internal storage (4gb) but you made up for it with not only expandable memory but also the camera.
About that camera, it's low light capability is certainly not something I expected from a "budget" phone. 
 
I cannot find specs or any other info browsing around the web site (in the English pages, at least, although I must confess the Mi3 is a really slick beauty!), so I can only say the Redmi looks promising, it's slick and clean in design and we have high hopes from Xiaomi all around. A friend of mine managed to catch one, though, and he is really happy with it, I could only handle it for 20 seconds, it seemed fast and beautiful, though.

However, I must confess that still finding capacitive buttons is a bit disappointing: not only perpetuates the infamous menu button, but from a UX POV it makes the bezels unnecessarily large and the buttons hard to reach: give me that bezel (so you can use the space for battery, antennae or sensors) but put the on-screen buttons, they are easier to operate and more flexible!

Nevertheless,  +Hugo Barra, keep up the great job and spread some Red goodness all over the planet... :-)
 
What is there to read more? No details at all...
 
I like my Hongmi. :-) Good to see its going out of China. +Hugo Barra are there any plans to rebase Miui for Hongmi to an actual Android version?
 
Awesome - now to bring it to Canada!
 
Miui so Beautiful xiaomi2s When updating kitkat4.4
 
i would like to buy a xiaomi as I live in Shanghai but I use a 7in phablet and I can't go back to those small screens again. I also want stock android or something I can root.
 
Continue lembrando do Brasil Hugo! Falta atenção da xiaomi aqui. =)
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I dont hold my 7in tablet with one hand. 
 
+Derrick Cope as a person who has the Note 8 as the only device I take outside and my only phone since May of last year, I totally share your sentiment. 
 
please please +Hugo Barra release them in india we are tired of these cheap quality phones like micromax
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How about introducing Mi3 64gb to the world instead, many customers have been waiting too long!!!
 
Release this and Mi3 to UK. Slick design all round, and what looks like the slickest UI ive seen to date. Ship to as many countries as possible and this will get out of control. 
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少壮不努力,老大抢红米
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Selective comments active on this post. I read the story at the link and gave an honest "what I think" feedback, which was promptly muted/deleted. Nice move, +Hugo Barra 
 
why singapore while 50m people in Indonesia are waiting cheap phones.
 
Singaporean here! Waiting FOREVER. I almost lost hope thinking that it would never ever happen!!!
 
Waiting for Xiaomi in Europe... ;)
 
Joya. Ojala llegue a Argentina
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Espero que llegue el Redmi a México mucho más barato que el Moto g
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LI gang
 
坑完国人 去坑新加坡?
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red is indeed screamingly beautiful!
 
This is the best strategy, updated mobiles at same price. It seems you had an old one
 
I advise not to buy any of these products. Why? redmi TD series of the technical assistance is crap, loss of imeis, no roms last updates cob and the saddest anything ... no one answers the Chinese silence, why not advise xiaomi phones this was the last upgrade three months without being able to enjoy the weekly actulizaciones, shame sanganos
 
+Hugo Barra,when will Xiaomi be come to india??i lv mi3 too much..
 
Hi Hugo:- One question!  A fiend bought a Redmi Note at a Retail shop in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia last month! How is it possible when the product will only be launched in Xiaomi Malaysia on July 22, 2014? Please advise so that fans can be wary of clones and scalpers ! Thanks
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