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The Xiaomi Mi 4c works with both Type-C and MicroUSB cables

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The Xiaomi Mi 4c works with both Type-C and MicroUSB cables
Xiaomi president and co-founder Lin Bin has been really talking up the Xiaomi Mi 4c, which is supposed to be unveiled on September 22nd. Only 100,000 handsets are being made, and the phone is expected to launch on October 3rd. There will be three versions of the device, one with 16GB of internal storage carrying 2GB of RAM. Another model will offer 32GB of native storage combined with 3GB of RAM, and lastly there will be a 64GB storage option, also with 3GB of RAM.

The only pricing info we have suggests that the model with 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM, will be offered for $235 USD. And while the handset will use the Type-C USB port, Bin has explained that not everyone will be pleased as punch to have faster data transfer and charging speeds. As a result, those who really, really want to keep the old MicroUSB connection will be able to do so. A MicroUSB cable comes with the Xiaomi Mi 4c out of the box. A Type-C adapter connects to the plug on the end of the cable to convert the MicroUSB plug into a Type-C connector. This way both the techies and the luddites are happy.

While the Xiaomi Mi 4c seems to be a stop gap launch, eventually someone is going to realize that the manufacturer has gone more than a year without a proper sequel to the Xiaomi Mi 4. You don't have to be a cat to be curious as to why only 100,000 units are being made, so we are hoping that Mr. Lin will answer that question, and also reveal whether production of the Xiaomi Mi 5 is being held up as Xiaomi waits for Snapdragon 820 inventory.

Thanks for the tip!

via: TechGrapple

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posted on 17 Sep 2015, 21:09 12

1. hafini_27 (Posts: 898; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)

That's pretty thoughtful. Props to Xiaomi.

posted on 17 Sep 2015, 21:23 5

2. maherk (Posts: 4845; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

You guys should do a review about the MicFlip Reversible USB cable. That thing is awesome.

posted on 17 Sep 2015, 21:58

3. cgarcia2694 (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)

Is it true that this is only a Chinese version of the Mi4i? Will it ever reach other countries?

posted on 18 Sep 2015, 01:18

5. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1035; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

This is basically my dream phone with a few caveats. Really hoping it comes to the US.

posted on 18 Sep 2015, 01:00

4. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)

I really don't understand why they doing this ?!?!? Somone started with this crap and others following ?!?! That connector gonna be so long and heavy that it will be so clumsy and it will damage port connector inside.the phone!
Looks like it.. So including adapters and converters what for ?!?!
To make it even MORE complicated??
Whos gonna mess with some adapters
I just want one fkin single usb c port and NOT 2.0 but 3.1!
Does apple do such pointless things ? No

posted on 18 Sep 2015, 01:59

6. Se7eNMONK3YS (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

It's an option, you don't have to use it. Apple don't do it because they don't make money off it.

posted on 18 Sep 2015, 04:40 4

8. FrenchGuy (Posts: 134; Member since: 12 Dec 2014)

"Does apple do such pointless things ?"
Oh yes, Apple does pointless things! You know why?
Lightning port instead of an universal port.

posted on 18 Sep 2015, 03:35 2

7. chloeblack (Posts: 16; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)

The USB cable is impressive. It'll be much convenient to manage some files without PC.

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