- 6 May 2012
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Xiaomi has launched its 2014 flagship in India, the Mi 4, priced at Rs. 19,999 for its 16GB variant. The 64GB variant will also be made available in India, but for now, no availability or pricing details have been announced. Registrations for the smartphone's first flash sale via Flipkart on February 10 will begin at 6pm on Wednesday.
The Xiaomi Mi 4 has been expected for a while in India, with the company yet to offer a replacement for its popular-but-scarce Mi 3 flagship since it discontinued sales in October. The company also made the Xiaomi Mi 3 available in its last chance sale earlier this week on Republic Day.
The number of units that will be made available in the first flash sale have not yet been announced, though Xiaomi India Head Manu Kumar Jain said between 25,000 and 40,000 units can be expected. Only the White colour variant will be available initially.
The Mi 4 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with the company's MIUI 6 skin on top. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz alongside 3GB of RAM. The smartphone will come in two storage variants 16GB and 64GB (eMMC 5.0).
The Mi 4 sports the same 5-inch full-HD display (1080x1920 pixels) found on the Mi 3; although this time the company has used a JDI OGS full lamination display.
There is a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera on the Xiaomi Mi 4, with both sporting Sony's stacked CMOS sensors. The smartphone is backed by a 3080mAh Li-ion battery.
Xiaomi also notes that the Mi 4 features a stainless steel metal frame which passes through "40 processes and 193 steps".
The company also announced it would be following a new two-flash-sales-a-week model, but it is unclear as to which days it will go ahead with, after announcing the Mi 4's first flash sale will be held on a Tuesday. Jain also announced the company will later this year sell the Mi 4 smartphone on its own India site (where it is currently listed) alongside Flipkart.
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