Aug 16th, 2011

You may have seen the occasional post on Phandroid about this ROM called MIUI. It was originally created from the ground up using the Android open source code and eventually, evolved into this — lifestyle (yeah, I said it). After gaining a huge worldwide following with the Android developer community and support for multiple devices thanks to its huge fanbase, MIUI has finally found a home. That’s right. A company by the name of Xiaomi has designed a superphone called the MI-ONE/Millet suitable for arguably, the world’s most beautiful Android UI. If the looks of the device haven’t quite swayed you, maybe the specs will.

Hardware:

  • Unlocked bootloader!
  • 4-inch 480×854 resolution screen
  • Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)
  • 266MHz Adreno220 GPU
  • 4GB ROM
  • 1GB RAM
  • Up to 32GB Micro-SD card support
  • 8MP Rear Camera
  • Noise-cancelling microphone
  • 1930mA battery capable of 15 hours of battery life
  • GPS (U.S. GPS and Russian GLONASS;)
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • 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:

  • Interchangeable back covers in variety of different colors (currently 7 with more to follow) along with matching spare batteries
  • Other “MI” Accessories to be launched such as a phonestand and little Android headphones just to name a few

And the best part? The MI-ONE will be made available August 29th and for the insanely low price of ¥1999, which roughly translates into $310 U.S. dollars or €207 Euros. Oh, and did I mention it comes stock with a fully functional Android 2.3.4 MIUI ROM!?

I mean, really. I’m hoping this phone will be a success in its homeland of China and maybe get some international attention from Samsung or LG who could definitely use a UI makeover. Any of our readers thinking of importing the MI-ONE once more details are released? Would any of you mind seeing Samsung or LG license this UI in their devices?

[Via MIUIAndroid]

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