The evolution of online gambling has taken leaps and bounds over the past couple of years. Think about it, three years ago, nobody had even heard about an iPad, let alone understand what it’s capable of. Today, the iPad has become an integral part of the mobile gaming experience, something a lot of online poker sites and sports books have taken advantage of.
These days, quad-core devices are the way to go if you want to enjoy the best in mobile casino gambling. The downside is that most of these devices don’t come cheap. But Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi, the same people that brought us the affordable dual-core device MI-1, is looking at changing the game once more with the development of the dual-core’s successor, the quad-core MI-2.
The MI-1 featured unprecedented levels of Android customization, making it an ideal and far more affordable smartphone to carry a host of real-money mobile casinos. Now think of what the MI-1 accomplished with a dual-core processor and imagine what kind of potential the quad-core MI-2 will have when it becomes available before the end of the year? In addition to its powerful processor, the MI-2 will also feature a 720p display, a dual-LED camera, and a two-tone back panel featuring a black strip and a side-removable blue panel.
The MI-2 is expected to boost mobile casino games experience even further. As an Android phone, it’ll also be able to carry online poker rooms and sports books that now have Android apps to cater to its mobile gambling clientele. On top of all that, the MI-2 is expected to retail for just $300, which means that it’s set to be one of the more affordable unlocked quad-core smartphones in the market.
It’s manufacturer, Xiaomi, has become a major player in the industry despite still being considered a start-up in the industry. Just today, the company announced that it generated 6.05 billion yuan ($957.46 million) in sales revenue in the first six months of this year, thanks in large part to the sales of over 3 million devices.
All told, Xiaomi is already valued at around $4 billion, a staggering number that came as a result of the enormous success the MI-1 had when it first went on sale last September in the Chinese market. Now that the company is gearing up for the sequel – the MI-2 – it’s safe to say that a lot of eyes from the gambling industry will be looking at these guys to see how this new and affordable quad-core smartphone can replicate the success its predecessor had in the world of real money mobile casino gambling.