Chinese juggernaut Xiaomi has just announced the Mi 4i smartphone at an event held in New Delhi, India earlier today. The handset is a slightly underpowered version of the Mi 4 which was announced back in September last year. With a price tag of around $200, the smartphone promises to strike a chord with the midrange markets in China and India.
Interestingly, the company mentions that the handset will be available outside of Asia, which could mean good news for global customers as Xiaomi devices have usually been exclusive to Asia.
The Mi 4i comes with the same 5 inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a 13-megapixel rear camera, while the front facing camera has seen a downgrade from 8-megapixel to 5. The chipset on board is slightly less flattering as well with the company utilizing the octa core Snapdragon 615 SoC, which is 64-bit capable.
The Mi 4i is officially the first Xiaomi phone to run Android 5.0 out of the box and comes bundled with the new MIUI version 6, which is very good news for fans of the company. With a pricing of just over $200, the Mi 4i is an exceptional value. We hope to get more word about the smartphone’s global availability soon.