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. Also Read - Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 price in India changed once again: Check specs and other detailsAlso Read - Xiaomi Mi Electric Air Compressor India launch on July 14: Check features, expected price
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. Also Read - Xiaomi says MIUI will soon get one-handed mode with full-screen gestures support
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.