FCC certifies Xiaomi Mi 4; is the company's current flagship about to launch in the U.S.?

FCC certifies Xiaomi Mi 4; is the company's current flagship about to launch in the U.S.?
Late last month, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro was certified by the FCC. Thus, the model became the first manufactured by "China's Apple" to ever go through the FCC certification process. With this certification, the device could be one of the first from the company to finally touch down in the U.S. Back in May, Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra said that Xiaomi would eventually expand to the U.S.

And now, it would appear that Xiaomi's current flagship, the Xiaomi Mi 4, will also be coming to America. That device has just paid a visit with the FCC, meaning that it too can be launched in the U.S. shortly. The Mi 4 carries a 5-inch display, with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 441ppi. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 801 SoC, containing a quad-core 2.5GHz CPU and the Adreno 330 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside with 16GB/64GB of native storage. The 13MP rear camera offers an aperture of f/1.8, allowing it to take photographs in low-light conditions. For selfies and video chats, there is an 8MP front-facing camera, and a 3080mAh battery keeps the lights on.

Back in May, Xiaomi sold some accessories from the MI.com website in the U.S. At the same time, it also offered the same accessories in the U.K., France and Germany. Among the products sold were a 5000mAh power bank, a 10,400mAh power bank, a set of headphones, and the Mi Band wearable.

Xiaomi is holding its "Grand Finale" event on November 24th, at which time we expect to see the unveiling of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 and possibly a Xiaomi smartwatch. With the FCC certifying the two phones, we could get some news about a long-awaited U.S. launch for Xiaomi during the event.


source: FCC via TimesNews.co.uk

Related phones

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
Redmi 2
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2200 mAh

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10 Comments

1. Arthurhkt

Posts: 721; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I wonder will Apple sue them for this?

6. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

until or unless they hamper their sales figures.....

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

At the right price, this would be great. Snapdragon 801 is still kickin' @ 1080p

3. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

This was the best flagship phone of 2014 with SD801 by far, it just wasn't available in America nor did it support LTE bands here so I wonder if they're releasing a different version in the states that support those bands now.

8. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

It was between this and the Oneplus One. The Mi 4 did have an IR blaster but I was able to obtain an Invite for the OPO so I had to go with that because I needed my 4GG LTE. if I would have known back then that 3G WCDMA 850/900/1900 meant I could still use it with 3G speeds here I probably would have bought it. It wasn't until this year I realized that 3G HSPA+ was actually not that bad. I thought I would only get EDGE at best so I stayed away from it. Same thing with the Chinese Version of the OPO. Chinese meant Color OS and 3G but flashed with CyanogenMod. Invite unlocked version meant real CyanogenMod and LTE so I overlooked the Mi 4

4. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

While xiaomi has done wonderful job at building miui...I'd prefer mi 4 (and 5) to have stock android in north america.

5. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Wow, they actually did it. I hope they have the cash for a long battle of lawsuits Apple's cooking up for them.

7. pp007

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

Mi rocks.. apple shocks

9. raky_b

Posts: 369; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

i expect it will come, but not with MIUI Android, more likely is Win10 version. Xiaomi, as many other vendors from Chine have "some legal ishues" with using Android (and some HW ishues also with using ex-Nokia licences), so i expect it will be one of WP flagships

10. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Unlikely, since this phone does not support any LTE band in N. America. As a matter of fact, this FCC certification seems to apply primarily to WiFi and secondarily to 3G bands 2 and 5, the only ones that it supports are use din N. America, for SAR purposes.

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