Xiaomi CEO teases a metal Mi-4, to be announced on July 22

Often referred to as the Mi 3S, in line with previous model releases, the next Xiaomi flagship naming and release date are no longer a mystery. Made official through an image teaser on Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun's Weibo account, the new top shelfer will be apparently called simply the Mi 4, and July 22 is when the company is planning on announcing the phone for the world to see.

There's another caveat in Jun's teaser, however -- apparently, the Mi 4 will come in a metal body, or at least include metal elements. According to people with better knowledge of Chinese than us, the line reads something along the lines of “The journey of a piece of steel metal”, so the community is mostly unanimous in its belief that the upstart is up to no good (and in a good way).

While still on the topic of the Mi 4 -- no -- we don't know the specs just yet. We have, however, heard whispers claiming that the device is coming with a 5.5-inch, 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM, along  with Xiaomi's incredibly versatile MIUI OS based on Android 4.4 KitKat. Expect to hear more about the Xiaomi Mi 4 in due time.

source: Weibo (translated) via AndroidOS

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18 Comments

1. 8800-Arte

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

Aren't these specs kind of old? S805 and 3 GB RAM is the new norm.

5. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Lol you're still trolling Arte-8800. I don't think we will see snapdragon 805 anytime soon. That's kind of sad cause I was looking forward to buying a quad HD phone with SD 805. Next year maybe :-(

11. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

it depends. Qualcomm themselves already mention that some of their partner will stay with snapdragon 800/801 while waiting for 810 to be ready and some other will use 805. unlike 600 to 800 not all OEM is eager to jump into 805 bandwagon

12. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

For the price that XiaoMi gonna sell their phone, this spec already too great.

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Go Xiaomi Go!!!

3. rahul.niks

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Its price will be 400$ max, they launched mi3 in India at incredible price of $250, and that is insane for a phone having sd800, 5inch FHD, 3050mAh battery, and their gorgeous miui. I didn't bought that phone but that is nexus5,moto x killer anyday here

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

That 4 is written in ios 7 helevetica fonts. Wow!

6. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Its Xiomi after all. The Chinese wannabe company which uses forked android.

16. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

wat...

7. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Metal and Plastic are too common, we need alternative material

8. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Like ceramic! Remember the HTS One S?

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Yeah. Or the Motorola kevlar? :)

13. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Will the ceramic shatter if it's dropped?

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Ceramic coating on AL. Basically HA Type II, maybe III.

10. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Carbon fiber!

15. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

It more accurately reads, "A metal board's artistic journey".

17. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

Launch it for 400$(Singapore) and I am in.

18. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Saw the back of mi4 and its fugly. It would've been better if they just change the processor inside mi3 & sell it,that mi3 looks gorgeous.

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