Xiaomi today announced the Mi 4 64 GB which has been priced at Rs 23,999 but it will not go on sale yet. The pilot sale will take place on February 24. Today, the company will sell the Mi 4 16 GB white colour variant for the first time in India. 40,000 units of Redmi Note 4G will go on sale at 5pm.
Xiaomi will sell the Mi 4 16 GB white colour variant today at 2pm exclusively on Flipkart via flash sale. We expect around 20,000 units to go on sale. More than 2,60,000 people had registered for the pilot sale on Mi 4 as of February 4 as mentioned by Xiaomi. So we expect the device to sell out in few seconds although few people could back off in order to buy the 64 GB variant after couple of weeks. So, if you have pre-registered to buy the device, do not forget to login to Flipkart around 1:50 pm, as sale starts at 2pm.
The OnePlus One which usually is sold via ‘Invites’ will be available normally on Amazon India from 10am. This means direct competition between OnePlus and Xiaomi. OnePlus has also announced their phablet will be sold without invite every Tuesdays globally.
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 4G LTE (missing in Indian version), 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.