The chinese smartphone maker company Xiaomi has launched its 2014 flagship in India, the Mi 4, priced at Rs. 19,999 for its 16GB variant. The 64GB variant will also be made available in India, but for now, no availability or pricing details have been announced.
Registrations for the smartphone’s first flash sale via Flipkart on February 10 has already began. The number of units that will be made available in the first flash sale have not yet been announced, though Xiaomi India Head Manu Kumar Jain said between 25,000 and 40,000 units can be expected. Only the White colour variant will be available initially.
The Xiaomi Mi 4 has been expected for a while in India, with the company yet to offer a replacement for its popular-but-scarce Mi 3 flagship since it discontinued sales in October. The company also made the Xiaomi Mi 3 available in its last chance sale earlier last week on Republic Day.
Coming to the specification of the smartphone, the Mi 4 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz alongside 3GB of RAM. The smartphone comes in two storage variants, 16GB and 64GB. It features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) JDI OGS full lamination display. Mi 4 sports is a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, with both sporting Sony’s stacked CMOS sensors. The smartphone is backed by a 3080mAh Li-ion battery.
Xiaomi also notes that the Mi 4 features a stainless steel metal frame which passes through “40 processes and 193 steps”.
In a statement regarding the launch, Barra said, “I am truly excited to be bringing the Mi 4 to India, after listening to the feedback of so many fans. The Xiaomi team has put a lot of effort into designing a gorgeous device packed with powerful specs, and I trust that Mi 4 will be warmly welcomed by all our Indian fans. I believe India Mi fans will love MIUI 6, the most exciting update to our software platform to date.”
Jain added, “The Mi 4 re-affirms our commitment to bring more Mi products to India. We will continue to work on offering our Mi fans incredible value as we introduce even more great devices in the coming year, and the best user experience ever.”