Xiaomi Mi 4i receives update to help with overheating issues

The Xiaomi Mi 4i, a lower spec'd variant of the manufacturer's flagship Xiaomi Mi 4, is apparently a 'hot" model. And that label has nothing to do with sales of the device, which have been taking place in India via Flipkart. Actually, it is the phone itself that has been overheating. And no, the unit does not employ the Snapdragon 810 chipset. Actually, the 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC is under the hood, featuring an octa-core 1.7GHz CPU, and the Adreno 405 GPU.

To combat the heat, Xiaomi has released an 804MB update, V6.5.4.0 LXIMICD, to adjust the thermal control algorithm so that the phone can be more comfortably held in one's hand. Earlier this month, rumors started circulating that the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, which is powered by the Snapdragon 810 chip, had started to suffer from an overheating condition that made several units fail. Instead, it was a case of one defective handset that was replaced to the customer's satisfaction, and overheating never was a problem.

According to a statement from Xiaomi India product manager Jai Mani, the update to the Mi 4i will "adjust frequency, voltage and the number of cores in use (on the CPU) depending on the chipset temperature." So far, there have been no complaints about the performance of updated Mi 4i units.

via: mobipicker

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Mi 4i
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3120 mAh



1. NopeNein

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Not "Cool" Qualcomm ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

2. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

What the f**k is wrong with you, you blame everything on Qualcomm well not all the chipsets maded with 14nm technologies.

3. singhkaran9830 unregistered

Calm down buddy!Anyone would probably point out qualcomm as this chip is MADE BY QUALCOMM!He didn't blame anyone.

12. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I'm not angry in just tired that every thing is pointed at Qualcomm yeah their octa core CPUs sucks but heating of the phone is problem of every phone i never see any phone without heat except the old ones like 5 6 years from now.

6. Dread

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

Yes, i think it's pure qualcomm fault. They are still new at big little architecture and they failed just like 1st gen Exynos with big little architecture

7. NopeNein

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

are you being serious right now? im /s/ ing above. calm your tits. anyway, its a nice pun. or dad jokes. those are the worst.

13. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

dude, I'm sure sense of humor of that guy is much lower than Qualcomm temps.

15. waddup121 unregistered

Too be expected!

4. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

804MB update is huge...

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Qualcomm seems to have issues with ARM cores. I still remember my Redmi 1S (Snapdragon 400) overheating, and underclocking it to 1.2GHz remedies it a little

10. may_czos

Posts: 956; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Qualcomms seems to have issues with ARM's big.LITTLE architecture. Only octa core SoCs are overheating.

14. Tooluka

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

More like with Cortex architecture altogether. Dropping Krait cores probably happened too fast.

9. Nathillien unregistered


11. Utopian

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

It's the miui. Motorola devices (Qualcomm SOCs) with almost stock android don't overheat.

16. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

the s801 doesn't heat up. Its only the s615 and s810

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