Sporting a metal frame, the new smartphone packs a number of improvements as well as upgraded specifications like 3GB of RAM, 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 8MP front camera and 3080 mAh battery. Xiaomi claims that the battery in Mi 4 can survive for more than a day and half on normal usage. This is not all, it will take just one hour of charging for the battery for reach 60 percent level and will be fully charged in 2.5 hours.
Other specifications of the phone are similar to the last-generation like 5-inch full HD display, 13MP rear shooter, and 16/ 64GB of internal storage. In addition, the smartphone will come with nano-coating for water-resistance and 4G support, which are firsts for a Xiaomi smartphone, and other usual connectivity options.
According to Xiaomi, Mi 4 will come with customisable back cover and there will be a lot of options available including wooden, fabric, and leather back covers.
Pricing and availability: The 16GB version of Xiaomi Mi 4 will cost 1,999RMB ($322, INR 19390), while the 64GB version will retail for 2,499 RMB ($402, INR 24,231). The 3G version of the phone for China Unicom goes on sale beginning July 29, China Telecom version will be available next month and China Mobile 4G variant will land in September.