Xiaomi sent out invites for a global smartphone launch event in India on April 23, which will be attended by Xiaomi CEO and founder, Lei Jun; president and co-founder Bin Lin and VP International, Hugo Barra. While the company is keeping things under the wraps, we might finally have some idea about the forthcoming smartphone. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42Also Read - Xiaomi might have a new Snapdragon 888 phone up its sleeve, to be Mi 11T
The only hint Xiaomi gave was the tagline in the teaser i is coming. It seems the Chinese company is planning on launching a new variant of the Mi 4. A smartphone named Xiaomi Mi 4i has been spotted by MyDrivers.com on Singapore s Infocomm Development authority (IDA) database as well as GeekBench. As per the benchmarking website, the Mi 4i features a 1.65GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core 64-bit processor, 2GB of RAM, and run on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out-of-the-box. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Edition showcased in India
Interestingly, these specs are in line with a previously leaked Xiaomi smartphone codenamed Ferrari. Xiaomi Ferrari is said to feature a 4.9-inch full HD (1920 1080 pixels) display, Snapdragon 615 octa-core 64-bit processor, and 2GB of RAM. Additionally, it is also expected to feature 16GB internal storage, a 13-megapixel primary camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, and on the software front, it will run on Android 5.0.2 out-of-the-box.
In essence, it could be a lite variant of the Mi 4. The former flagship was recently launched in India with a price tag of Rs 19,999. It flaunts a 5-inch full HD 1080p display with a pixel density of 441ppi, and is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM.
Other features of the handset include 13-megapixel rear camera featuring LED flash, 8-megapixel front facing camera, and a 3,080mAh battery. On the connectivity front, the Mi 4 supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and on the software front it runs on Android KitKat wrapped under Xiaomi s MIUI 6.0.