Xiaomi Mi 4c to launch October 3rd; only 100,000 units will be offered

Xiaomi Mi 4c to launch October 3rd; only 100,000 units will be offered
A little more than a week ago, we told you about the Xiaomi Mi 4c. This is a new variation of the Xiaomi Mi 4 and has already gone through the TENAA certification process in China. Xiaomi has been trying to hold off on releasing the Xiaomi Mi 5 since that model is expected to be the first smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset. However, the chip isn't expected to be shipped to manufacturers until later this year, which means that handsets incorporating Qualcomm's latest high-end SoC won't start rolling off the assembly line until March.

In the meantime, all Xiaomi can do is to stretch out the life of the Mi 4 by offering other variants of the phone. The Xiaomi Mi 4c offers a 5-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, and a 441ppi pixel density. In a first for the upstart manufacturer, Xiaomi is stuffing the unit with the Snapdragon 808 SoC. That means it features a hexa-core 1.4GHz CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU.

According to a report published today, the Xiaomi Mi 4c will be unveiled September 24th, and will then go on sale October 3rd. While pricing is unknown at this time, Xiaomi does plan on limiting the number of units offered to just 100,000 phones. Why that might seem strange, it just is more proof that the Mi 4c is a stop-gap handset designed to bridge the gap between the Mi 4 and the Mi 5. After all, the latter might not see the light of day until next March.


source: XiaomiToday

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10 Comments

1. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

and guess what it will be sold in seconds

3. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Milliseconds..

2. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

The real test of time of Chinese phones will happen by next year. They turnaround different variations of similar configurations on low profit within short span of time. Due to lower price millions have lapped up the phones. By end of this year Android new version will be released. Expectation of people increase, manufacturers struggle to keep up with updates. Especially with these low margin, its very difficult to keep supporting and drain the resources. That is the time when the customers start to grumble. Another thing noted is, the only flagships that could sustain longer run is iphones, galaxy s & note series. All of these are premium offerings. Also these are the only companies that make hansome profit out of mobile phones. This reality is sure going to shake the strategy of most other phone makers who want to earn big money. Example is LG, who is struggling with sub par performance of G4 & hence started assuring new preium offerings soon.

4. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

i am trying to make sense of your comment but i see the direction you are going to. i would have to agree with the last point u made about oems finding new strategies due to the fact that they do not make profit from selling android phones. nice comment by the way.

5. MTT84

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

More likely, it is a translation error. It should be 100.000 in the first batch. No way they are going to make only 100.000 pieces in total.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

i guess so, and those 100,000 unit will gone in seconds at flash sale launch.

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

You redirecting POS. F U PA

7. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

The Snapdragon 808 is clocked at 1.4 GHz? Isn't it 1.8 GHz?

10. MTT84

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

Maybe the A53 cores are clocked at 1.4 GHz and the A57 cores at 1.8 GHz

8. AndyYan

Posts: 84; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

100000 for the whole production cycle? Even if presuming they are just trying to clear their stock of MI4i body parts, this is a really small number. I guess MI doesn't want a minor product beat their two "flagships" (three, if you count in the Note Pro with that overheating 810).

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