After receiving good response in four successful flash sales, Xiaomi has decided to conduct an open sale for the Mi 4i on May 25 and May 26 on Flipkart. The smartphone is priced at Rs 12,999 and will be available freely for purchase on these two days. Also Read - Flipkart Big Bachat Dhamaal sale: Best smartphone deals on iPhone 12 Mini, ROG Phone 3 and more
Thank you for your support! 30,000 sets of #Mi4i went out of stock today. pic.twitter.com/hCl2y8SHWK Also Read - Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi 12 Pro might launch by the end of this month
— Mi India (@MiIndiaOfficial) May 21, 2015 Also Read - Xiaomi 12 could become first smartphone to launch with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset
The company has not yet revealed the total number of units it will make available for the open sale. As is the norm, registrations for this sale model is not required. Another thing worth noticing is that Lenovo A6000 Plus is also conducting its open sale on May 25 and May 26.
The company had conducted its fourth flash sale on Flipkart today and just like the all the other times, it went out of stock in a flash. The company made available 30,000 units up for grab today.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Mi 4i flaunts a 5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS OGS display with a density of 441ppi. The display also features a technology Xiaomi calls “Sunlight display,” which essentially includes dynamic tone mapping that balances the screen legibility according to the lighting conditions.
Under the hood is a second-generation 1.7GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core (1.1GHz quad-core + 1.7GHz quad-core) 64-bit processor paired with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB internal memory. On the photography front, the smartphone features a 13-megapixel rear camera with CMOS sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone flash. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera, with f/1.8 aperture and 80 degrees wide angle lens.
The smartphone also features a 3,120mAh battery with quick charge support, which can charge the battery to 40 percent in an hour, and full charge in three. As per the company, the battery is good enough to survive up to 1.5 days. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots with both supporting LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS.
On the software front, the Mi 4i is the first Xiaomi smartphone to run on Android Lollipop-based MIUI 6. The company has added a few features aimed at the Indian audience including the Visual IVR. This feature essentially lets you manage IVR menus without listening to them. Xiaomi’s ROM now supports six Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.