Xiaomi M1 Android Phone with MIUI: Could Be Great!

Xiaomi have today announced their new M1 phone running the fantastic MIUI android OS. You should all recognise MIUI as a fantastic and beautiful ROM that has been ported over to many android phones. The phone itself might look sort of similar to other phones on the market, but it's the custom os design and what's inside the phone that really counts. It will also come with an unlocked bootloader, so should appeal to those of us who like to be in control of our phones.

The key specs are the huge battery and the dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU. So apart from lasting you more than a day, it'll do so pretty damn fast too. The next great thing about the phone is the price, it's going to sell at ¥1900, which equates to £182 ($310)... Now, that's surely way undervalued, and I'm not sure what taxes, etc have to be added on, but even so, it's pretty much guaranteed to be cheaper (or at least on par) than equivalent phones in the UK. No worldwide availability is known, but the phone does support UK network bands, so an import will work fine over here.

What are your thoughts on this phone? If you're not as excited as I am, you should be!!
The full specs are as follows:

Hardware - Unlocked bootloader! - 4inch screen at 480 x 854 res - Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260) - 4GB ROM - 1GB RAM - Up to 32GB Micro-SD card support - 8MP Rear Camera - Noise-cancelling microphone - 1930mA battery! - GPS (U.S. GPS and Russian GLONASS;) - Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity - 266MHz Adreno220 GPU - 125 * 63 * 11.9 (mm) - GSM / WCDMA Other specs - x3 Capacitive touch buttons (Menu, Desktop, Back key) - Side USB (micro) port - Volume button (side) - Powerbutton (side) - MI-Button (Customisable button for application of your choice) - 149g weight Accessories - Interchangable back covers in variety of different colours. (currently 7 with more to follow) - Other “MI” Accessories to be launched such as phone stand. - Interchangable back covers in variety of different colours. (currently 7 with more to follow) - Other “MI” Accessories to be launched such as phone stand.

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