Xiaomi Introduces Mi 4i Exclusively In India For $200
Xiaomi Inc has launched a new Android Lollipop-based smartphone called Mi 4i exclusively for India; and so Xiaomi introduces a new flagship phone out of China for the first time. The launching ceremony took place in New Delhi where Xiaomi’s vice president of international, Hugo Barra, was present, according to the VentureBeat.
Xiaomi has continued offering smartphones with standard features at a reasonable price. The dual-SIM supporting Mi 4i costs 12,999 rupees ($205). The Mi 4i follows expensive version Xiaomi’s deluxe Mi4 smartphone which was released last year and was priced at 19,999 rupees ($315).
The new launch, Mi 4i, supports full HD display on its 5-inch screen. That offers a new “sunlight display,” about which Xiaomi has claimed that it will make the screen befitting sunlight. The phone has a 13 megapixel rear snapper with 5 megapixel front-facing camera.
However, the Mi 4i loses a lot to the predecessor Mi4 when it comes to processor and RAM: the former had Snapdragon 801 chipset with 3GB of RAM, while Mi 4i has a second generation 1.65GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB of RAM. Little differences in the important specs are logically understandable because of the substantial price differences between the compared phones.
The user interface (based on Android 5.0.2) of the novice Mi 4i is, however, an upgradation on the previous UI (based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat) that runs on comparatively expensive phone Mi4.
India is among the top three biggest smartphone markets in the world, two others are the US and China. Thus, introducing a device in India is immensely significant move for Xiaomi which is already residing in China.
Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.