Xiaomi Mi 4S unveiled ahead of Mi 5
Xiaomi Mi 4S unveiled ahead of Mi 5Xiaomi ENMIU Official English Blog

With less than an hour before the official launch of Xiaomi Mi 5, the Chinese company has unveiled a new phone, dubbed the Mi 4S, in Beijing.

It has to be noted that the Mi 4S is not a successor of the Mi 4, but just an upgraded version. The Mi 5 is said to be the true successor of the 2014 flagship smartphone.

As far as specifications are concerned, Xiaomi Mi 4S sports a metal frame with 5.0-inch full HD display, and comes packed with a Snapdragon 808 Hexa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt memory, a 13MP primary camera, a 5MP snapper on the front and a 3,260mAh battery.

With the launch of the Mi 4S, Xiaomi now has four Mi 4 series variants in its portfolio. Previously, the company had released Mi 4c and Mi 4i in 2015. [Check out the specification difference all the four devices].

Xiaomi Mi 4s price and release details:

The company has reportedly confirmed that the new Mi 4S will hit the stores first in China for ¥1,699 (around $260/€237/Rs 17,830). It will be made available in black, gold, purple, and white colour options.

As of now, there is no word on when the new Xiaomi Mi 4S will be released in other markets, including India. Stay tuned for more updates.

Key specifications of Xiaomi Mi 4c, Mi 4i and Mi 4 and Mi 4S:

Models Xiaomi Mi 4c Xiaomi Mi 4i Xiaomi Mi 4 Xiaomi Mi 4S
Display 5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) Sharp/AUO/LG custom screen with Sunlight display technology. Also comes with night reading mode option
  • Pixel density : 441 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.0-inch full HD (1280x720p) IPS screen with Sharp / JDI OGS (One Glass Solution) full lamination;
  • 178° wide viewing angle; Sunlight Display technology
  • Pixel density : 441 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Sharp / JDI OGS (One Glass Solution) full lamination
  • Pixel density : 441 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen
  • Pixel density: 441 ppi
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop based MIUI v7.0 Android 5.0 Lollipop with MIUI 6.0 Android v4.4 KitKat with MIUI 6.0 MIUI v7.0 based on Android Marshmallow
Processor 64-bit 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa-core CPU 2nd Generation 1.65GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Series Octa-core (1.7GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A53 + 1.0GHz quad-core A53) CPU 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU 64-bit 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 418 GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 330 Adreno 418
Storage capacity 16GB /32GB [not expandable] 16GB (eMMC)/ 32GB (limited edition) , not expandable 16GB/64GB [Not Expandable] 64GB, expandable
  • Main : 13MP IMX258 camera with Samsung ISOCELL sensor, Phase detection autofocus (PDAF), dual-tone flash
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel wide-angle camera with beautify app
  • Main: 13MP Sony/Samsung camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, auto-focus, HDR, touch-focus, full HD video recording ability
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera with 80-degree wide-angle lens, f/1.8 aperture with full HD video recording ability
  • Main: 13MP Sony IMX214 camera with 6 element lens, f1.8 aperture, real-time HDR, 4K video recording, CMOS sensor, 0.3-second auto-focus feature
  • Front: 8.0-megapixel Sony (IMX219) 80-degree wide-angle camera with 5 element lens, f1.8 aperture
  • Main: 13MP camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus)
  • Front: 5MP camera
Battery 3080 mAh with Quick Charge 2.0 technology 3120 mAh 3080 mAh (Li-Ion Polymer) 3260 mAh with Qualcomm's Quick Charging 2.0 technology
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE 3G 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots (micro + micro), Type C USB port, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, IR blaster, Visual IVR (Interactive Voice Response), Dual-SIM (micro+ micro) slots, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; MU-MIMO), GPS/GLONASS, uni-body design, Stainless steel frame, single-SIM, IR-blaster, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4/5.0 GHz), NFC, Bluetooth v4.0, Bluetooth HID, and other standard connectivity featuresSpecial mention: Rooting covered by Warranty Dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C, IR sensor, VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE), finger-print sensor, metal-frame
Dimensions 138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm 138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm 139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm --------
Weight 132 g 130 g 149 g -------

[Note: We have included Xiaomi Mi 4C, 4i, Mi 4 to provide complete specification difference between all three Mi 4 series phone]