In a quick succession Xiaomi has launched two new powerful Android smartphone in the market, the Mi 4 has been launched, at an event in China today. The Mi 4 offers a metal frame and outstanding hardware in the form of a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC with 3 GB of huge RAM. The handset is also the first Xiaomi handset to offer LTE connectivity, and will be on sale later this month to the equivalent of $320 for the 16 GB variant, and $400 for the 64 GB.
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The front camera has been upgraded to 8 MP compared to the 5 MP on the Mi 3, and the RAM as well, from 2 GB to 3 GB. The battery has also received a slight boost to 3080 mAh. During the launch event, Xiaomi president Lei Jun said that the battery on the Mi 4 would last users a day and a half which I think is sufficient for users who love to spent most of his time with a smartphone, and also, it would take just an hour for the battery to reach 60 percent charge level.
If you compare this to its earlier flagship, rest of the specs are almost same, which include a 13 MP camera at the back, 5-inch full-HD display and storage variations of 16/64 GB.
As we were expecting this device to come with metal body, instead of plastic, while the Mi4 features a plastic back, with metal frame around the sides. At the even they explained the reason behind offering plastic device, Xiaomi has said that it went with plastic to make the device more customizable by offering removable back covers, of which there will be a lot of options available, including wooden variants and more.
Xiaomi, the Chinese Apple, is well on its way to accomplish the 40 million sales mark it set itself earlier this year, they have already reached at 26.1 million sales in the first six months. Xiaomi will look to continue the momentum in China with the launch of the Mi 4, while expanding to other markets like India.
From today, the exclusive marketing partner of Xiaomi, the Flipkart has started shipping the Mi3 at just Rs. 13,999 only. So what you think guys?? Will Xiaomi will achieve the 40 million sales target?? and what are your views about this power packed Android smartphone.