Top Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi on Wednesday (28 January) launched the much awaited flagship handset Mi4 in India.
Xiaomi Mi4 sports 5.0-inch full HD display and ships with Android 4.4.3 KitKat new MIUI interface powered by Snapdragon 801 series SoC (System on Chip) backed by sumptuous 3GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory.
On photography front, Xiaomi Mi4 boasts a feature-rich 13.0-megapixel Sony IMX214 camera with 6 element lens, f1.8 aperture, real-time HDR, CMOS sensor, 0.3-second auto-focus feature and is capable of recording 4K resolution video as well.
On the front too it houses a good 8.0-megapixel Sony (IMX219) 80-degree wide-angle camera with 5 element lens, f1.8 aperture which is certain to please selfie aficionados.
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Xiaomi Mi4 India price and release details:
The company has confirmed that the flagship Xiaomi Mi4 will be priced ₹19,999 and the first flash sale will kick-off on 10 February.
Like all previous Xiaomi phone flash sales, prospective consumers are asked to get registered at Flipkart to become eligible to buy the Mi4.
The registration window is slated to be opened today evening at 6:00 pm.
In related development, Xiaomi India head Manu Jain has announced that the company would launch an online store of its own later this year in India, reported Hindustan Times.
This is no surprise because the company follows the same business model in home market, China. With this, Xiaomi will have more control over the distribution of the devices and first-hand knowledge on demand in the market, which will certainly help in deciding the inventory capacity before the release of the device.
With a sub-₹20,000 price-tag, Xiaomi Mi4 is poised to give a stiff challenge to tier-1 brands like Motorola Moto X (Gen 2), HTC One M8 (& E8), Samsung Galaxy S5 and others.
Key specifications of Xiaomi Mi4:
|OS||Android v4.4.3 KitKat with MIUI v6.0|
|Processor||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU|
|Battery||3080 mAh (Li-Ion Polymer) with quick-charge 2.0 technology|
|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|