After putting it up for sale without registrations last week, Xiaomi is back to its old ways and is selling the Mi 4i via the flash sale model on Flipkart at 2PM today. The registrations for today’s sale are now shut, and the company has not revealed the total number of units it will be making available. Also Read - Flipkart Big Diwali Sale begins October 28: Best deals, discounts, offers on smartphonesAlso Read - Vivo Y3s (2021) with MediaTek Helio P35 SoC launched in India, priced under Rs 10,000
Flipkart suggests buyers to be online 2-3 hours prior to the sale. The first flash sale of the Mi 4i went out of stock in 15 seconds where the company had made available 40,000 units. As directed by the company, only registered customers can take part in the sale. Also Read - Flipkart Big Diwali Sale begins today: Best deals on smartphones, smart TVs, home appliances
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.