Xiaomi has finally decided to slash the price of Mi 4 in India. Both the 16GB and 64GB variant has seen drop in price.
When Xiaomi launched the Mi 4 16GB in India, consumers and fans were astonished after looking at the price tag. Official social pages of Mi India and forums were full of slogans which echoed only one sentiment, “We want it at lower price.” Xiaomi did not listen to the customers then and also launched the 64GB variant for Rs 23,999.
Now, Xiaomi is permanently dropping the price of Mi 4. The 16GB variant will be available for Rs 17,999 and the 64GB will be available for Rs 21,999. It is now available without registration on Flipkart and The Mobile Store. Amazon and Snapdeal will sell it soon as well.
Due to the price drop, the Mi 4 64GB is priced at par with the OnePlus One 64GB and the 16GB variant is Rs 1,000 cheaper than the OnePlus One 16GB. We do not see any drop in prices of OnePlus One in India as the company has kept the same pricing, when it has increased it in Europe.
Also, Xiaomi Mi 4i is launching on April 23 in India. Lets recap the specifications of Xiaomi Mi 4.
Xiaomi Mi 4 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 16/64GB 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.