16GB Xiaomi Mi 4 to be sold in India today via flash sale; 64GB model coming February 24th


While Xiaomi is under a court order in India right now, it can still sell handsets powered by Qualcomm. The company is expected to sell on Tuesday, at 2PM Indian time, the 16GB Xiaomi Mi 4 (in white, only). Sales will be done via a flash sale over online retailer Flipkart's website, and only registered buyers can take part.

This is the first time that the high-end Mi 4 is available in India, and since it is powered by a Snapdragon 801 CPU, the device is not banned in the country. A lawsuit with Ericsson over eight patents led to a court order banning Xiaomi from selling handsets using MediaTek chips in India. Xiaomi has until March 18th to sell Snapdragon driven phones in the country, and it must deposit $1.61 USD with the Registrar General of the Delhi High Court for each phone it sells.

The Mi 4 is priced at the equivalent of $320 USD. The company plans on launching the 64GB variant of the phone in India on February 24th, priced at the equivalent of $385 USD. The Xiaomi Mi 4 is equipped with a 5-inch display offering a resolution of 1080 x 1920. A quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU is under the hood with the Adreno 330 GPU handling graphics. 3GB of RAM is inside and a 13MP camera adorns the back of the handset. An 8MP "selfie" snapper is on the front of the phone. A 3080mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 4.4 is pre-installed along with Xiaomi's MIUI 6 skin running on top.

source: Flipkart via AndroidCentral

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Mi 4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery 3080 mAh

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13 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

A 16 GB phone without microSD is as good as a potato.

2. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Its not iPhone,so you can use otg . And check the price again before calling it a potato.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

OTG isn't ideal by far. MicroSD is a lot better option. When did I say it's not a value for money or other things. I'm just saying to wait for 64 GB version. Stop defending this brand. 16 GB phones without microSD is a fail. Get over it. And a galaxy S4 is cheaper than this in India. It may have a slightly worse processor but has a better screen, microSD and a better camera. Not to forget availability, brand value and customer care service. I'm not comparing phones or anything. But don't bring price of a phone in a totally different argument. A microSD slot costs nothing.

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

With the price of rs 20k, you can easily buy 2 mi4 totaled up 32gb and 6gb ram total as well as 6000mah batteries. And still cheaper than your galaxy s5 crap

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

One Mi4 costs 20k INR. Get your facts straight. And don't even try to compare it with S5.

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Looks who's butthurt, and yeah I shouldn't compared to the 2gb ram craps 2 mi4s cost rs40k, still cheaper than most flagship in India. Need a calculator?

10. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

If i have 40k, why would i buy 2 mi4s but can select buy nexus 5(32 Gb version- nearly 34k) or even nexus 6 for 3k more. SD card usage purely depends upon personal choice. For me, OTA support definitely does not overcome the SD card absence. Try to watch a video through external source(HD or pendrive) and see how much battery left.

12. TyrionLannister unregistered

Galaxy S5 costs 31k.

11. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

True that. Absence of a MicroSD card slot is an abject sin. Xiaomi could've done better.

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Only 25-35K units will be available and registrations are above 300000. No surprises if it's been sold out within seconds. Only

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

... 64GB model should have been made available instead of just 16GB as its non expandable.

13. vivzek

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

MI4 supports 4K video recording, I guess, half an hour video will exhaust that '16GB'! That is bollocs..

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