Xiaomi releases Mi 4i Android smartphone in Asia for just $200


At an event in India this week, Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi just announced the Mi 4i, which is the first phone where the company has released it first outside China. What’s more, it only costs $200.

Mi 4i smartphone launches in India

The Mi 4i packs in a lot of features into its affordable package. A 5-inch 1080p IPS display at 441 pixels per inch, a 13 Megapixel main camera (and a 5 MP one on the front for selfies).

Inside, there’s a reasonable 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and a Snapdragon 615 processor to power the device that runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Mi 4i Smartphone

In terms of the phone’s design, it’s just 7.8 mm thick, and is made from polycarbonate (plastic) with a nice soft-touch coating that is said to prevent fingerprints. There are five colours, including black, white, orange, light blue and pink.

There’s a very generous 3,120 mAh battery, which is much larger than other phones its size. Xiaomi says it’s the first to use a special new high-density battery that can pack more juice into the power pack. When you need to top up the battery, there’s also a quick-charge feature that can deliver 40% of a full charge in 1 hour (or fully charge in 3).

The Mi 4 will be released on April 30 in India for 12,999 Rupees – or around $205. It’ll also be released in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia in May.

So far, there’s no word yet when the Mi 4i will be released in Thailand, however.



  1. jeffrey346 on

    Nice specs but does not compare with the Elephone P7000 that goes on pre-sale tomorrow for $160.US