Xiaomi Announces Mi4i in India for Just Rs. 12,999
As we discussed a while ago, Xiaomi continues to aggressively expand its operation outside of China, and after almost monopolizing the budget smartphone sector in India with the launch of the Mi and Redmi series, today’s event furthered their commitment to the subcontinent. VP of Global Operations, Hugo Barra, took to the stage in Delhi to announce the Mi4i, a flagship built for, by and in India.
The Mi4i comes with a 5″ 1080p screen with an amazing 441 PPi, backed by a more-than-capable 3120mAh battery that supposedly powers the device for a day and a half. The device itself features a compact, unibody design with a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera in the front, and packs the impressive 64bit Snapdragon 615, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage under the hood, a powerhouse of specs for the mid-range sector. On the software side of things, it runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and is the first device to run the latest version of Xiaomi’s firmware skin, MIUI 6. The Mi4i comes in five soft touch plastic variants: black, white, orange, blue and pink and is 7.8mm thin while weighing in at 130 grams. It goes on sale from April 30th, initially on Flipkart and eventually on other platforms including its own website, for an aggressive Rs. 12,999 which equates to approximately $205.
In addition to the Mi4i launch, Hugo Barra also announced the release of the popular MiBand fitness tracker in India, competitively priced at Rs. 999 (approximately $16) but unlike the Mi4i, the MiBand will be available exclusively from the Xiaomi website.