Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi officially unveiled the new generation flagship handset Mi4 in a glitzy event at National Conference Center, Beijing on 22 July.
Xiaomi Mi4 flaunts a stainless steel frame, and not a metal back-case as previously rumored.
— Xiaomi (@xiaomi) July 22, 2014
Xiaomi Mi4 sports a 5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) display with Sharp/JDI OGS (One Glass Solution) full lamination and ships with 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core processor, Adreno 330 graphics engine, 3GB LP-DDR3 RAM, 16GB/64GB eMMC v5.0 inbuilt storage.
The new Xiaomi phone also boasts a 13.0-megapixel main camera and an 8.0-megapixel Sony front camera with CMOS sensor and a high-capacity Li-Ion 3080 mAh battery, which can last for one-and-a-half day.
Other value-added features include water-repellant nano-coating and multiple customization options like leather, wood and fabric based back-covers, just like Moto maker option available for Moto X in USA.
Xiaomi Mi4 16GB and 64GB models costs ¥1,999RMB (around $322/€239/₹19,400) and ¥2,499 RMB (around $400/€300/₹24,300) respectively. The new Xiaomi phone is expected to go on sale from July 29 in China. However, there is no word on when the company plans to release Mi4 in India.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi officially released Mi3 in India today. It received an overwhelming response from the subcontinent public, with stocks running out in less than 40 minutes [for more information, click here].
Key specifications of Xiaomi Mi4:
|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|
|Storage capacity||16GB/64GB eMMC v5.0|
|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)|
|Add-ons||3G & 4G LTE, 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||16GB model: ¥1,999RMB (around $322/€239/₹19,400)32GB model: ¥2,499 RMB (around $400/€300/₹24,300)|