Check out Xiaomi Mi 4's swappable back covers here

Xiaomi unveiled its latest device, the Mi 4, earlier today, and one of the more curious aspects of the device is something that we rarely see on our smartphones these days. We are talking about the once-popular interchangeable back covers, which were mainly associated with a wide array of Nokia devices. These allowed the user to either take out the rear cover of its phone and snap a new one or change the whole panel of the device. Well, Xiaomi's newest champion won't allow you to swap the whole panel, but the ability to swap the back plate of the Mi 4 is something that's definitely on the specs list.

The available covers for the Xiaomi Mi 4 were briefly showcased during the official announcement of the device, but now we get to see them in more detail. Vague details are known about these at the moment, but we know that Xiaomi will offer a wide slew of rear covers, each of which sports a different texture, resembling wood, bamboo, leather, cow hide, and even marble, among other options. The covers will be available directly from Xiaomi, probably shortly after the device hits the shelves. 

Without more ado, check out the stylish rear plates that Xiaomi will be trying to woo the users of the Mi 4 with. Which one is your favorite?

source: MIUI

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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 64 GB
  • Battery 3080 mAh



1. Sid91 unregistered

Woah, Nice

13. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Exactly. Those are all indeed dope covers. I would really buy most of them. The wood ones look tight! +1

17. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

If only they were real wood...

19. Sid91 unregistered

real wood is not feasible for phones as it can retain humidity, can expand when it comes in contact with any liquid and worst of all may retain odor from sweat etc. so manufacturers usually avoid real wood

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

wish other phone companies with phones with removable covers get the same idea as xiaomi since it looks nice.

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

yes there are phones with other back covers but i meant the major brands like samsung, lg

4. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

everyone is now following Motorola trend

8. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Samsung was doing this for years from third part case manufacturers

9. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

No. You said it yourself, third party case manufacturers are the ones doing this for years. OEM > Third party.

5. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Why no metal back option? Brush metal back like HTC One M8 Grey's back would make Mi4 prefect phone.

6. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

i agree, this "organic" or whatever you call it designs doesn't complement the overall design of the phone, i suggest modern designs.. brushed metal for example but it is overused already, so they should really think another, to have a wow factor...

16. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Why no metal back option?" Because you generally get poor reception and a lot more radiation in your face when you have a metal back phone?

18. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

He probably means a metal imitation...

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I like all of 1 through 6 but 5 is most lovely.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I like No. 7

11. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Yet no removable battery :/

12. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

I got wood watching these

14. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Marble please xD

15. Vinayakn73

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I wish that Xiaomi kind of manufacturers bring down proudy and greedy OEM's (Shameshung, ipple, Sony) and show them what is real value for money?

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