Stainless Steel-Clad Xiaomi Mi4 with 8-MP Sony Front-Camera Officially Unveiled; Price, Specifications Details
Stainless steel-clad Xiaomi Mi4 with 8-MP Sony front-camera has been officially unveiled.Xiaomi India

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has reportedly confirmed that it will release the much-awaited Mi4 in India, later this month.

Xiaomi India head, Manu Jain, at the Mi Note launch event in Beijing on 15 January, confirmed to The Economic Times that the company would launch the Xiaomi Mi4 in India on 28 January.

[Read More: Xiaomi Mi Note vs. Mi Note Pro vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Price, Specifications and Everything You Need to Know]

Like other Xiaomi devices, Mi4 will also be made available via Flipkart's weekly flash sale and the price of the flagship phone (16 GB) may be between ₹17,000 and ₹20,000.

Xiaomi has planned on setting up its own e-shop website similar to the company's Chinese business model later this year, and has also set a target of launching 100 exclusive physical stores (with experience zone) across India.

In a related development, Xiaomi has reportedly signed a lease agreement with Cessna Business Park in Bengaluru, for 20,000 square feet of office space so as to set up an R&D facility.

"We plan to have it operational by Q2 (second quarter) 2015. So by April or May, the development center should be up and running," The Economic Times quoted Manu Jain as saying.

Key specifications of Xiaomi Mi4:

Models 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
GPU Adreno 330
Storage capacity 16GB/64GB
  • 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 feature
  • Front: 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
Weight 149 g
Price In China:
  • 16GB model: ¥1,999RMB (around $322/€239/₹19,400)
  • 32GB model: ¥2,499 RMB (around $400/€300/₹24,300)

In India:

  • 16GB model is said to eb priced between ₹17,000 and ₹20,000.