The Xiaomi Mi4 is expected to be the sequel to the manufacturer's current flagship model, the Xiaomi Mi3. So what can we expect from the innovative manufacturer, with its new flagship handset? A unibody metal design is one feature that has been bandied about, along with a super-unannounced quad-core processor, and a 16MP rear camera. The latter is believed to have an aperture large enough to take great pictures even under low-light conditions. To achieve that, we should see the camera's f-stop at f/2.0 or lower.
According to someone familiar with Xiaomi's plans, the camera will be optimized by software, and the glass on the screen will offer up a 5 inch display with a close to 300ppi pixel density. That would suggest a 720 x 1280 resolution, which would combine to score a 294ppi pixel density. Also unknown is the silicon that Xiaomi will employ on its new flagship device. It could be the quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU, or the 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 810. The phone will offer 4G LTE connectivity.
Will Xiaomi resort to its "Hunger Marketing" technique to sell the Xiaomi Mi4? You would think that perhaps a device like this would not require this type of hit and run sale. With "Hunger Marketing," Xiaomi hypes up a phone by taking the name and email address of those interested in knowing when the phone will be available to buy online. This pre-registration helps build up the hype. Then, without warning, a small number of phones are put up for sale. This usually results in a sell out within minutes, if not seconds.
Xiaomi is one of the pioneers of this tactic, and as we told you earlier today, it recently sold 10,000 units of its popular Xiaomi Redmi Note in just one second
. While you're trying to figure out how many units of the Mi4 Xiaomi might be able to sell in a split second, you can check out what is believed to be a picture of the device, showing both the white and black versions of the flagship model. And yes, everyone does notice how thin the side bezels are on the phone.
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