Xiaomi announced the Mi 4 on January 28, priced at Rs 19,999 and it had its pilot flash sale on February 10. The company also announced the Mi 4 64 GB which will go on sale on February 24. Registrations on till midnight.
25,000 units of Mi 4 16 GB which went on its pilot sale was sold out in 15 seconds. Today, Xiaomi has announced that 35,000 Mi 4 will be available on February 17 at 2 PM and only 30 minutes will be given to place the final order. According to Xiaomi’s Facebook post,
“To allow true Mi fans to buy their favourite Mi products and discourage the practice of “booking” products on behalf of others, as a first step, we are reducing the available time for checkout. In tomorrow’s sale, one you’ve successfully added a Mi 4 into your cart – you will only have time till 2:30 PM to check out, after which the device will be removed.
So, we assume the ‘removed’ units will feature in the next sale again. This step is being taken to stop black marketing of the Mi devices. We have seen such cases of black marketing in the past. In case, you have pre-registered to buy the device, do not forget to login to Flipkart around 1:50 pm, as sale starts at 2pm. Only 35,000 units will be up for grabs. Redmi Note 4G won’t go on flash sale tomorrow as it is now available normally.
Mi 4 16 GB Specifications
The Mi 4 has a stainless steel frame wrapped around the body with chamfered edges. It has a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD display similar to the Mi 3 with very high colour gamut (84% of NTSC range). The smartphone is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. It comes with 3GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage with no option for expandable memory via microSD card. It will run on MIUI 6 based on Android 4.4 KitKat. Hopefully, MIUI 6 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop comes soon.
On the camera front, the Mi 4 has a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash. It has f/1.8 sensor size which is a Sony IMX214 six-element lens. It also has the capability to record 4K videos. On the front, it has a 8 megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.8 sensor size and 80-degree wide-angle lens (Sony IMX219), which will result in better selfies and video calling.
The Mi 4 has 3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.5 & 5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth, GPS as connectivity options. The smartphone packs in a 3,080 mAh battery under the hood.