8, Nov 2017

Xiaomi releases a limited edition Wu Yifan Mi Note 3

Xiaomi recently made a limited edition Mi Note 3 phone as a birthday gift to its brand ambassador, the actor and singer Kris Wu aka Wu Yifan, who turned 27 on November 6. The device comes with Wu's name scribbled on its rear panel in gold.

Xiaomi's brand ambassador, the Chinese-Canadian actor and singer Kris Wu or aka Wu Yifan, turned 27 on November 6. To celebrate his birthday, the Chinese phone manufacturer made a limited edition Mi Note 3 dedicated to him. According to the company, the device will serve as a surprise gift for the celebrity. As a part of the surprise, Xiaomi said to its users, "Today is Wu Yifan birthday party, we give @Mr_Fan prepared a mysterious birthday gift, would like to know the clue? Weibo search "Wu Yifan" or "Wu Yifan birthday", you will come back forwarded."

It is worth noting that the Wu Yifan Mi Note 3 only packs some tweaks design-wise. While it comes with the same color as the standard blue variant, the smartphone's rear panel has the actor's name in it written in gold. The limited edition handset might come in a special packaging with some gifts inside as well as a new UI or custom theme. The rest of it is identical to the regular variant including its specs and features.

Going to its internals, the Wu Yifan Mi Note 3 sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Powering the smartphone under the hood is Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 512 GPU and 6 GB of RAM. It comes with either 64 GB or 128 GB of built-in memory storage. On the camera department, it features a dual rear 12-megapixel camera setup with 2x optical zoom, phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED flash. Up front, it has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter with 2.0 ┬Ám pixel size. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat OS out-of-the-box and comes with a 3500 mAh battery on board to keep the lights on. The device will have the same pricing as the standard one.

While it seems that Kris Wu has a lot of fans in China, the limited phone might give a boost to the sales of the Mi Note 3. What do you think about the Wu Yifan edition Mi Note 3?

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