Priyanka is a tech enthusiast and currently works with MyPriceIndia – a price comparison platform for consumer electronics.
On the day that Xiaomi Mi3 launched for sale in India, Xiaomi has already announced its successor Xiaomi Mi4. Xiaomi Mi4 is Xiaomi’s 2014 flagship device. It is observed that this year all the flagship devices from mobile giants like Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony have come with slight improvement in specs. Xiaomi seems to be walking on the footprints of its contemporaries. This could be to go by an experimented pathway to create a strong base in Indian mobile market.
The Xiaomi Mi4 Specs
Processor and RAM
Xiaomi Mi4 comes with a slight processor upgrade. While the Xiaomi Mi3 comes with a Qualcomm MSM8274AB Snapdragon 800, Xiaomi Mi4 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad Core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, 3 GB LP DDR3 RAM. It will have two storage variants 16GB and 64GB. Not sure why this time there is no 32 GB variant. Overall the processor is powerful and extremely fast. With Adereno 330 GPU this is sure to give a lag free performance for gaming.
Display and Camera
Mi4 comes with a 5 inches HD screen, contrary to rumors stating 5.5 inches QHD display. However current display is quite bright with crispness in colors with 1920 X 1080 px. There is no change in primary camera as compared with Mi3 as Xiaomi Mi4 comes with a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash but there is quite an improved front camera. Mi3 has a 2 MP front camera whereas Mi4 comes with a 8MP camera with Sony CMOS sensors.
Design and OS
Body is encased in a metallic frame and does remind us of the iPhone 5s, a slightly larger version of it. It looks sleek and handy. It will be available in white and black color. Xiaomi has plans to launch accessories, which will include colorful back panels. Mi4 will run on Android 4.4 KitKat OS and will come with latest UI from Xiaomi MIUI v6.0. It weighs 149 grams.
Customers needs to shell out $320 for 16GB internal storage version and $400 for 64 GB variant. Pricing may be different for Indian market. There is a huge price difference from Mi3 to Mi4. Details on the pricing will be clearer once it is launched in India.
For now the Indian market can get their hands on Xiaomi Mi3 which is available exclusively on Flipkart.
Author Bio: Priyanka She is a tech enthusiast and currently works with MyPriceIndia – a price comparison platform for consumer electronics.