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Xiaomi CEO teases a metal Mi-4, to be announced on July 22

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Xiaomi CEO teases a metal Mi-4, to be announced on July 22
Often referred to as the Mi 3S, in line with previous model releases, the next Xiaomi flagship naming and release date are no longer a mystery. Made official through an image teaser on Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun's Weibo account, the new top shelfer will be apparently called simply the Mi 4, and July 22 is when the company is planning on announcing the phone for the world to see.

There's another caveat in Jun's teaser, however -- apparently, the Mi 4 will come in a metal body, or at least include metal elements. According to people with better knowledge of Chinese than us, the line reads something along the lines of “The journey of a piece of steel metal”, so the community is mostly unanimous in its belief that the upstart is up to no good (and in a good way).

While still on the topic of the Mi 4 -- no -- we don't know the specs just yet. We have, however, heard whispers claiming that the device is coming with a 5.5-inch, 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM, along  with Xiaomi's incredibly versatile MIUI OS based on Android 4.4 KitKat. Expect to hear more about the Xiaomi Mi 4 in due time.

source: Weibo (translated) via AndroidOS

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posted on 10 Jul 2014, 02:13 4

1. 8800-Arte (banned) (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)


Aren't these specs kind of old? S805 and 3 GB RAM is the new norm.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 02:50 2

5. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Lol you're still trolling Arte-8800. I don't think we will see snapdragon 805 anytime soon. That's kind of sad cause I was looking forward to buying a quad HD phone with SD 805. Next year maybe :-(

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 05:05

11. renz4 (Posts: 318; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


it depends. Qualcomm themselves already mention that some of their partner will stay with snapdragon 800/801 while waiting for 810 to be ready and some other will use 805. unlike 600 to 800 not all OEM is eager to jump into 805 bandwagon

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 05:14

12. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


For the price that XiaoMi gonna sell their phone, this spec already too great.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 02:17 2

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1225; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Go Xiaomi Go!!!

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 02:27 2

3. rahul.niks (Posts: 86; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Its price will be 400$ max, they launched mi3 in India at incredible price of $250, and that is insane for a phone having sd800, 5inch FHD, 3050mAh battery, and their gorgeous miui. I didn't bought that phone but that is nexus5,moto x killer anyday here

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 02:44

4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


That 4 is written in ios 7 helevetica fonts. Wow!

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 02:51

6. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Its Xiomi after all. The Chinese wannabe company which uses forked android.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 13:18

16. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


wat...

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 03:04 1

7. a_tumiwa (Posts: 373; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Metal and Plastic are too common, we need alternative material

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 03:26 5

8. Chris.P (Posts: 560; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


Like ceramic! Remember the HTS One S?

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 03:48 2

9. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Yeah. Or the Motorola kevlar? :)

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 05:15

13. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Will the ceramic shatter if it's dropped?

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 07:17

14. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Ceramic coating on AL.
Basically HA Type II, maybe III.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 04:44 1

10. NotAGeek (Posts: 279; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Carbon fiber!

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 12:50

15. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


It more accurately reads, "A metal board's artistic journey".

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 18:49

17. salaal (Posts: 109; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


Launch it for 400$(Singapore) and I am in.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 01:16

18. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Saw the back of mi4 and its fugly. It would've been better if they just change the processor inside mi3 & sell it,that mi3 looks gorgeous.

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