Xiaomi has recently launched Xiaomi Mi 4i, a revived version of the Xiaomi Mi4, which was launched last year and was a flagship. The Xiaomi Mi 4i, as the name suggests, is the more affordable smartphone than the Mi4, and is exclusively released for India in an event organized in New Delhi.
The smartphone is built around a 5.0″ Full HD OGS IPS display with a density of 441 ppi. The panel comes with adaptive brightness technology, called Sunlight display, which improves its legibility when outdoors. Sony have been using such a technique for quite some time and it essentially boils down to brightening darker areas under direct light. The processor powering the phone is a 64-bit octa-core Cortex-A53; the four cores clocked at 1.7 GHz and the other four at 1.1 GHz. The device has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage onboard. There is an Adreno 405 catering to graphics quality. On the software front, the Mi 4i runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with the company’s MIUI 6 on top.
Talking about the exterior of the handset, the Mi 4i sports a polycarbonate unibody. It weighs a mere 130g and features dimensions 138.1mm x 69.6mm x 7.8mm. As compared to the original version, the Mi 4i is slightly smaller and lighter than Xiaomi Mi 4. Coming on to the camera, then the Mi 4i has a changes camera setup. The phone boasts a 13MP shooter with F/2.0 aperture along with dual-LED Flash and Auto-focus, while the front is a 5MP shooter with F/1.8 aperture. The camera app has got some new features like image filters. Besides that the current tools have been modified to provide better picture quality such as HDR and Beautify.
Xiaomi Mi 4i
|Display||5-inch Full-HD, 441ppi|
|Processor||64-bit octa-core Cortex-A53|
|Camera||13MP Rear, 5MP Front|
|Operating System||Android 5.0 Lollipop with MIUI 6|
In terms of connectivity the Xiaomi Mi 4i offers dual-SIM slots with 4G support on both of them. There’s also dual-band MU-MIMO Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac support – ensuring the fastest local transfer speeds around. Bluetooth version is 4.1, while the microUSB 2.0 port supports USB host mode. The handset will be available in white, blue, orange, yellow and pink colour options.
The most impressive part of this smartphone is its price. This smartphone will have a price tag of Rs. 12,999 (205), and the registration for the purchase, which is mandatory, is already open.The handset will be available in the market starting from April 30 only.