Popular Chinese smartphone major Xiaomi officially launched a high-capacity 16,000mAh power bank on Thursday, 6 November.
Except for the bump in energy capacity, the new Mi-series 16,000mAh power bank is very similar to the previous models. It boasts of aluminum-brushed body with smooth curved rectangular bar design.
Under the hood, it houses five 3,200mAh batteries (manufactured by LG/Panasonic) with 725Wh/L energy density, two USB ports and weighs 350g. As an introductory offer, it has been priced at ₹1,000 (¥99/$16/€13) and is set to go on sale in China (6 November only) and later it will be sold under normal price of ₹1,300 (¥129/$21/€17) at Tmall online store on 11 November.
As of now, there is no word when Xiaomi will release the Mi 16,000mAh power bank in India. Currently, the company sells 5,200mAh and 10,400mAh models for ₹599 and ₹999 respectively.
Besides Mi 16,000mAh power bank, the company announced the limited edition affordable 4G-LTE based Xiaomi Mi4 with 2GB RAM will be released on 11 November for ₹18,000 (¥1799/$294/€235/) in China.
Except the low RAM capacity, the new Mi4 boasts pretty much same hardware seen in the normal flagship model. It flaunts 5.0-inch full HD (1,920x1,080p) screen, Android 4.4 KitKat, 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU and a 3,080mAh battery.
[Note: The original steel-clad Xiaomi Mi4 model houses 3GB LP-DDR3 RAM]
Key Specifications of new Xiaomi Mi4 model with 2GB RAM:
|Models||Xiaomi Mi4 limited edition model|
|Display||5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Sharp / JDI OGS (One Glass Solution) full laminationPixel density : 441 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android v4.4 KitKat with MIUI|
|Processor||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel Sony IMX214 camera with 6 element lens, f1.8 aperture, real-time HDR, 4K video recording, CMOS sensor, 0.3-second auto-focus featureFront: 8.0-megapixel Sony (IMX219) 80-degree wide-angle camera with 5 element lens, f1.8 aperture|
|Battery||3080 mAh (Li-Ion Polymer)|
|Network||3G & 4G LTE,|
|Add-ons||water-repellent nano-coating, IR-blaster, stainless steel frame, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4/5.0 GHz), Bluetooth v4.0, Bluetooth HID, and other standard connectivity features|
|Dimensions||139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm|
|Price||New Mi4 model with 2GB RAM:¥1799 (around $294/€235/₹18,000)Original Mi4 model with 3GB RAM16GB model: ¥1,999RMB (around $322/€239/₹19,400)32GB model: ¥2,499 RMB (around $400/€300/₹24,300)|
[Image credit: Xiaomi via Weibo]