Earlier this month, Bits & Pieces reported that Xiaomi had selected Atmel’s maXTouch mXT540S controller to power the 5-inch touchscreen of its recently launched full high-definition (HD) Mi3 smartphone. This week, Mashable confirmed the highly coveted Mi3 handset sold out in just 86 seconds.
“The company announced [the news] on its Twitter-like Sina Weibo page where it coordinated the sale, [saying] its 100,000 Mi3 units sold out in one minute and 26 seconds,” Mashable’s Josh Horowitz reported. “Xiaomi is known for its tactic of selling batches of new devices on Weibo, and previous sales have been just as successful.”
The Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone – equipped with Atmel’s mXT540S – is capable of delivering superior touch performance with a very sensitive touch panel, offering the fastest report rate in the industry.
As previously discussed on Bits & Pieces, this is a particularly crucial feature for the capture of precise touches, including handwriting and signatures, with a fingernail. And with an industry-leading signal-to-noise ratio, the mXT540S offers noise suppression for environments with aftermarket noisy chargers, along with longer battery life. Additional key Mi3 smartphone features include:
- Nvidia Tegra 4 processor or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (depending on market)
- 5-inch IPS 1080p display
- 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM
- 13MP Sony Exmor RS CMOS camera
- 2MP front facing
- 3,050mAh battery
- 8.1mm thick profile
Interested in learning more about our maXTouch technology? You can check out Atmel’s maXTouch portfolio here.