Xiaomi Pop-Up Store in SM Megamall Will Be Open from October 23 to 29, 2014

I'm not really sure if Chinese electronics company Xiaomi has done something like this in other countries where it's holding its business since they primarily operate through e-Commerce and via strong partnerships with online sellers --

But perhaps to boost its presence and sales in the Philippines, Xiaomi has decided to open a pop-up physical store in SM Megamall from October 23 to 29, 2014.

Xiaomi Pop-up Store, Xiaomi Philippines

The Mi Pop-Up Store will be located at the SM Megamall Upper G/F Building B and there, customers can learn more about Xiaomi and experience Mi products in person, purchase the Xiaomi Mi3 for Php 10,599 and the Xiaomi Redmi 1S for Php 5,599, shop for cool accessories to go with their Mi smartphones, and even participate in fun activities.

I've already featured Xiaomi rather extensively on TechPinas, but if it's your first time to hear about it: Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, who believed that high-quality technology doesn't need to cost a fortune. Xiaomi has brought together smart people from Microsoft, Google, Kingsoft, Motorola, Yahoo and other IT companies from around the world to bring that vision to life.

The Chinese company creates remarkable hardware, software, and Internet services for and with the help of its Mi fans around the world. Xiaomi incorporates their feedback into the brand's product range, which includes the Mi 3, Redmi 1S, Mi TV, Mi Box and other accessories. But what makes Xiaomi truly special is that it always strives to find the most direct ways to sell to customers to keep their prices competitive.

Xiaomi Mi3

Xiaomi Mi3 is company's highest performing smartphone in the Philippines, consistently ranked at the top of industry benchmarks since its first launch. Its Android-based platform - MIUI - is a live operating system constantly improving with weekly software updates. MIUI is incredibly intuitive while at the same time offers power users a high degree of customization.

Key specifications:

5-inch Full HD 1080p IPS LCD
Quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB
f2.2 13 MegaPixel rear camera with dual-LED flash
HSPA+ up to 42Mbps
3,050 mAh internal battery

Xiaomi Redmi 1s

Xiaomi Redmi 1S is a high-performance smartphone that is also extremely affordable. It features a quadcore Qualcomm 1.6GHz processor and a 4.7-inch IPS display -- a perfect device for all mobile Internet, communications, and gaming needs. It is also a dualSIM device with dualstandby capability, which makes it possible to send and receive text messages & calls on two mobile numbers seamlessly, ideal for people who have personal and work SIMs or who travel internationally often.

Key specifications:

4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display delivers superfine text and crisp photos.
AGC Dragontrail scratch-resistant glass
1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with ARM Cortex-A7 core for amazing performance with great battery life with and an Antutu benchmark score above 21,000
1 GB RAM, 8GB internal flash memory with external microSD slot that supports up to 64 GB
Dual SIM (Mini sized) - WCDMA slot for 3G data and GSM slot for 2G
8 MegaPixel rear camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture for 1080p video recording and a front 1.6 MP camera

Do stay tuned to Mi Philippines on Facebook for more details about their upcoming Pop-Up Store. Should you have any questions, concerns, or plans to drop by, feel free to leave a note on the Mi FB Page and expect the Mi Bunnies to reply to them. See you there, TP Friends!

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