Xiaomi launches its new devices in China first, then it goes on sell in the rest of countries. But, it is the first time, when Xiaomi has launched its new flagship smartphone Mi 4i in India first. It is priced at just Rs. 12,999 and sales will begin on April 30.
The Xiaomi Mi 4i sports a 5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels resolution / 441ppi pixels of density) OGS Sharp/JDI IPS display which is fully laminated. The display features 178-degree wide-viewing angle and NTSC 95% ultra-high colour gamut. The phone also comes with sunlight display technology which improves screen readability using hardware-level technology to adjust contrast for each pixel in real-time.
The Xiaomi Mi4i comes with a unibody design made with polycarbonate. It is only 7.8 mm thick and weighs 130 grams. For better grip, the company has provided a soft-touch matte finish with anti-grease coating. It is powered by an octa-core (1.7 GHz x 4 + 1.1 GHz x 4) 2nd Gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit processor. The firm also claims that the new processor is designed in India by Qualcomm.
The Mi 4i is equipped with 2GB of RAM and the 16GB internal storage is not expandable. It runs the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop with MIUI 6 on top. In terms of camera specs, 13-megapixel shooter is fixed at rear with dual two-tone LED flash and f/2.0 sensor size five-element lens. It also has the capability to record 4K videos. There is also a 5-megapixel front-facing camera is available with f/1.8 aperture along with 36 beauty profiles to smoothen skin, brighten eyes and much more.
Connectivity options include in Mi 4i as 4G LTE / 3G HSPA, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.5 & 5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/GLONASS and USB OTG. It is backed by a 3,120 mAh battery, which will last up to 1.5 days of moderate usage. It supports dual-SIM with dual standby, while both slots can be upgraded with 4G LTE SIMs.
The Xiaomi Mi 4i comes in black, white, orange, light blue and pink variant colors, with a price Rs. 12,999. The first flash sale is on April 30 for which the registrations start at 8PM today on Flipkart.