Xiaomi Mi 4i announced, costs $205
Chinese phone maker and world’s third most popular smartphone vendor, Xiaomi, has rolled out their latest handset. Named the Xiaomi Mi 4i, the new smartphone was dabbed in a polycarbonate plastic body which measures 138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm while tipping the scale at 130 grams.
The Mi 4i is a global model of the Xiaomi Mi 4 (the last “i” stands for international) though the full list of regions where the product will be available in isn’t yet out. However, Flipkart will be selling the Mi 4i on April 30 in India priced INR 12,999 or $205.
Specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 4i include a 5-inch IPS display with 16 million colors and 1080p resolution — summing to a 441 PPI. The handset runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS pimped with Xiaomi’s MIUI v6.0 which has a lot in common to Apple’s iOS design.
Xiaomi Mi 4i is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 615 chipset which has two sets of Cortex A53 cores running at 1.7GHz and 1.1GHz respectively. The processor houses an Adreno 405 GPU and is aided by 2GB of RAM. There’s 16GB of non-expandable storage as well.
For photography, the Mi 4i houses a 13-megapixel camera at the back alongside a dual-tone LED flash. The face is manned by a 5MP shooter for taking selfies while a 3120mAh battery taps current into the device.
There’s no NFC but LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11, A-GPS, GLONASS and a microUSB port lead the connectivity pack. The device is equipped with Quick Charge, a self-explanatory feature which gives your device a 40% battery level in 60 minutes.