Xiaomi Mi 4C Launched in China. Offers Snapdragon 808, 5-inch FHD Display And USB Type-C For $204
Today, Xiaomi has announced the launch of its Xiaomi Mi 4C smartphone in China. This dual-sim smartphone features a high-end hardware like Snapdragon 808 processor, 5-inch FHD display and USB Type-C connector for an incredibly low price of RMB 1299 (US $204).
Xiaomi Mi 4C features a Snapdragon 808 processor that operates at 1.44 GHz for the four ARM A53 cores and at 1.8 GHz for the pair of ARM A57 cores and comes with Adreno 418 GPU. The smartphone comes in two variants – 16 GB / 32 GB onboard storage. The 16 GB model comes with a 2 GB RAM and costs RMB 1,299 ($204), while the 32 GB model features 3 GB RAM and price at RMB 1,499 ($235). Apple charges $100 for a bump in storage space, but to get the 32 GB in Mi 4C, the cost is an extra $30.
The Mi 4C include a 5-inch Full HD display, 13-megapixel camera (Sony IMX258/Samsung S5K3M2) at the back with phase detection autofocus and two-tone flash, 5-megapixel front camera, dual-SIM 4G, and a 3,080 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 tech and USB Type-C connectivity. There's an IR blaster as well, along with the ability to double tap to wake the screen.
Display-centric features such as Sunlight Display and Night Mode have made their way over to the Mi 4C as well. The former is a mode that selectively increases brightness of the screen to boost outdoor visibility, while the latter reduces strain on the eyes by lowering brightness in low-light conditions.
The phone ships with Xiaomi's custom UI, MIUI 6 on top of Android Lollipop 5.1.1, and supports a new feature called Edge Tap that lets you knock once on its side to take photos, or twice to return to the home screen. The company says it will release an update with MIUI 7 in the coming weeks.
The Xiaomi Mi 4C will be available in a series of colors, such as black, white, blue, pink and orange. Currently the phone is exclusive to China, with no plans for a world wide release. We will let you know once we hear more about international availability.
The phone can be ordered in China starting from September 23, via Mi.com and Tmall.
In addition, Xiaomi has also launched Mi Mobile, a new carrier service that offers on-demand roaming at affordable rates for prepaid and pay-as-you-go plans.