Clamshell Android powered phone by Xiaomi gets certified by TENAA; listing shows 8GB of RAM inside (UPDATE)

Clamshell Android powered phone by Xiaomi gets certified by TENAA; listing shows 8GB of RAM inside (UPDATE)
A gold colored clamshell phone made by Xiaomi, has been certified by TENAA in China. Samsung recently released a similar handset, the SM-G9198, that was powered by Android 5.1.1. Xiaomi's clamshell features gold trim and apparently comes with a removable battery. But the most interesting part of the phone's listing on TENAA is the 8GB of RAM that supposedly is inside the phone. And yes, that is RAM, not ROM.

While we have no choice but to consider that amount of RAM to be a typo or mistake, the rest of the specs are more pedestrian. The clamshell is equipped with a 3.97-inch display carrying a 480 x 800 resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 235ppi. A quad-core 1.4GHz CPU is under the hood, with 16GB of internal storage. A microSD slot is on board for those seeking additional memory.

The TENAA listing reveals an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 2MP front-facing snapper, although the latter doesn't seem to show up well in the photographs. Android 4.4.4 is pre-installed with Xiaomi's clamshell UI running on top, and the phone does support 4G LTE connectivity.

Now that it has been certified by TENAA, we should see Xiaomi making this clamshell official soon. We expect the model will have limited availability.

source: TENAA (translated) via

UPDATE: According to another source, the clamshell certified by TENAA is actually produced by a new manufacturer called Rice, which has one previous handset certified by the agency. We thank Navdeep from Mobipicker for bringing this to our attention.



1. blue305

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 23, 2015

Lol 8gb of ram and an antique display. It must be a mistake somewhere.

6. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

a typo for ROM maybe. .as 8gb ram might start being implemented late 2018 or 2019 in android O or P

7. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

8gb of RAM? this phone will jump from the hand and will start running. No need for formula1 racing. hahaha

13. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014


18. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1273; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Yes, I guess the actual RAM will be 0.8GB or 800MB only, which is enough for this phone, IMHO...

2. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

it better be a mistake for ROM anyways, i'm sure it still lags while trying to mimic iOS 9

3. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Nope that's 16 gigs.

4. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Wouldn't 800 million pixels (as stated on the spec sheet) be 800MP, not 8MP? Or am I reading that wrong?

17. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Incorrect translation. They were trying to translate a number that means 800 ten-thousand, or 8 million.

19. MedLEB unregistered

Translate = Convert. "Translation" is for languages.

5. Guaire

Posts: 892; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

It isn't a Xiaomi phone. Seems like the source confused Chinese brand names.

8. cytyler

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

It is not a Xiaomi phone, its written XiangMi

9. zelase

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

but ....but only 1.4 ghz thts underclocked for 8gigs of ram.........CHINESE may be thts s**t Who Know?

10. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

They said this too on the nubia z9

11. shinnsd

Posts: 27; Member since: May 26, 2015

It's not a Xiaomi Phone. It's called Xiangmi. Kind of an unknown brand trying to confuse customers.

12. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

小米 =/= 香米

14. Paella

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

for what do u need 8GB RAM on a phone?

15. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

for sending a rover to Mars from a phone ;)

16. carlemillward unregistered

I lost trust in this information the moment i saw Android 4.4.4.

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