After a host of leaks revealed almost all there is to know about the latest flagship device, Xiaomi today took the wraps off the Mi 4 at an event in Shanghai. This new smartphone will succeed the Mi 3, which has gone on sale in India today.
As expected, the Xiaomi Mi 4 boasts top-of-the-line hardware. It flaunts a 5-inch full HD 1080p display and is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM. Also included is 16GB of internal storage. The flagship device also features a 13-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3,080mAh battery that the company claims can survive for a day and half on normal usage. It also claims that the battery can be charged up to 60 percent in just an hour.
On the design front, Xiaomi has used metals for the first time, albeit sparingly. There is a metal frame around the device, which has an uncanny resemblance to the Apple iPhone 5S.
Xiaomi has been on a major expansion drive, and today makes an official entry in the Indian smartphone market with the launch of the Mi 3. Last year’s flagship features a 5-inch 1080p IPS display, a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. It comes with 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 3,050mAh battery and connectivity options like dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and Wi-Fi Direct. On the software front, it runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. It is priced at Rs 13,999 in India, and you can read our review of the smartphone here.