Unable to get any reprieve from the ongoing Ericsson patent row over the sale of Redmi Note devices, Xiaomi is planning to launch its next device Mi 4 smartphone in India on January 28.
While the device is being sold globally at $379.99 (Rs.23,474), according to an Indian Express report, quoting Xiaomi India head Manu Jain, the price of the Mi 4 smartphone in India would be around Rs 20,000, which means Xiaomi keeping its Bata-shoe pricing structure would keep the price at Rs.19,999.
Otherwise, it is being sold at $300 after discounts, without local taxes in other markets. Though Mi4 was released in Beijing in July, it was supposed to hit the Indian market in December last but the patent delay has apparently delayed its launch to January.
Xiaomi’s Mi 4 smartphone comes in 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 441 ppi, besides sporting Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It runs on a 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU with 3GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory.
The Mi4 runs on Android 4.4.3 KitKat OS with MIUI 6. It offers a 13MP rear camera along with an 8M front camera and rear camera will also support 4K video recording. It supports 4G LTE network, besides 3G, WiFi, and Bluetooth. The battery is also of high-range 3080 mAh battery.
5-inch IPS display
Android 4.4.3 KitKat operating system
2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU
16GB internal memory
13MP rear camera
8M front camera
4G, 3G, 2G connectivity
3080 mAh battery.
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