As written in our earlier report, Xiaomi could not revert its price of 64G variant of Mi 4 smartphone from Rs.17,999 that was announced just for one day, saying that the price cut is permanent.
The move by Xiaomi reiterates the fact that the Mi 4 64 GB will remain at its current slashed price in view of the urgency the company is facing in clearing its stock to pave the way for its release of the upcoming Mi 4i 32 GB smartphone, which will go for flash sale on Tuesday, July 28. The pre-registrations are already on and the company is expected to sell at least 50,000 units in few seconds.
In our earlier report, it was clearly said, “With this discount, the price of Mi 4 will be Rs. 17,999 but it is likely that the discount will continue as never in the past did Xiaomi reverse its discounted price.” Within a day, Xiaomi said on its website that the price cut is permanent.
Otherwise, it was originally announced for one day as part of its anniversary, which Xiaomi is celebrating from July 22 to July 28, announcing one price cut daily.
The 64GB Mi 4 was priced at Rs 23,999 when it was released early this year but in April the price was slashed by Rs.2000 to Rs 21,999 and on June 12, the price was further cut to Rs.19,999. The current price cut is for the third time and is likely to remain at this figure until the heat for demand for the new Mi 4i 32 GB smartphone is down.
The Xiaomi Mi 4 runs on MIUI 6 based on Android 4.4 KitKat, with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz alongside 3GB of RAM. The Mi 4 16GB variant is now being sold for Rs.14,999.
It remains to be seen whether the upcoming flash sale on Tuesday on Flipkart will bring back the last year’s glory of Xiaomi that sold nearly 50,000 smartphones in less than 4 seconds earning Rs.25 crore in one go.
Key Features of Mi 4 – 64GB
- Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS
- 5 inch Touchscreen
- 13 MP Primary Camera
- 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8274AC Quad Core Processor
- 8 MP Secondary Camera.
The powerful new member of the Mi family is here – the Mi 4. This piece of metallic beauty is built with state-of-the-art components and performs like a bat out of hell.
14% MoreComputing Speed
Experience blazing-fast performance with the 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 3 GB RAM. With 14% more computing speed, this Mi smartphone smoothly handles multiple complex tasks at the same time. The new and improved image processor is capable of 45% faster image processing than the previous one.
Play games hiccup-free with the efficient Adreno 330 GPU. With support for advanced graphics APIs, including OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenCL, Renderscript Compute and FlexRender, the Adreno 330 is capable of rendering even complex graphics as fast and efficiently as a gaming console.
Enjoy a delightful entertainment experience on the 5″ JDI high color-saturation display of the Mi 4. It produces a resolution of 1920×1080 and has a pixel density of 441 ppi. The screen is very sensitive to touch, making it easy to operate this device.
13 MP Rear Camera
Thanks to the latest camera technology incorporated into this device, the 13 MP primary shooter is extremely quick to activate, focus and capture your precious moments before they pass. The Mi 4’s camera takes just 0.5 seconds to launch and it does not experience any shutter lag.Autofocus in 0.3 Seconds
With the advanced close-loop focus system of this device, it can autofocus in just 0.3 seconds making it perfect for shooting on-the-go.Shoot 4K UHD Videos
Record real-time 4K videos at 30 frames per second, thanks to the 13 MP Sony IMX 214 CMOS sensor.
8 MP Front CameraThere cannot be anything better than an 8 MP front camera and a next-generation Beauty app that allows you to click amazing selfies. The Beauty app offers you 36 smart filters that can be applied to perfect your selfies.
Specifications of Mi 4 (White, 64 GB)
GENERAL FEATURES Brand Mi Handset Color White Business Features Document Viewer, eBook Form Bar Call Features Loudspeaker Model Name Mi 4 Touch Screen Yes SIM Type Single Sim, GSM Model ID MZB4240IN In the Box Handset, Charger, USB Cable, User Guide MULTIMEDIA Sound Enhancement Dual Mic Noise Reduction Video Player Yes, Supports VidX, ASF, MP4, XviD, M4V, WMV, H.264, MKV, HD, Full HD, 4K – Ultra HD FM Yes Music Player Yes, Supports FLAC, AAC +, AMR – WB, MP3, eAAC+, APE, PCM, WMA – V10, AAC, AMR – NB, WMA – V9 CAMERA Video Recording Yes, 3840 x 2160 Flash LED Other Camera Features BSI Sony Exmor RS, f/1.8 Aperture, ISO, White Balance, Focus Mode, Focus Area, Automatic Supported, Scene Mode, 28 mm Wide-angle, Capture: 30 Frames per second, Zero Shutter Lag, Face Recognition, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Real-time Filters HD Recording HD, Full HD Rear Camera Yes, 13 MP Front Facing Camera Yes, 8 MP INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY Audio Jack 3.5 mm Preinstalled Browser MIUI Bluetooth Yes, v4, Supported Profiles (LE) Navigation Technology A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, with Google Maps Wifi Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Internet Features EDGE Yes GPRS Yes Tethering USB, Wi-fi Hotspot USB Connectivity Yes 3G Yes OTHER FEATURES Sensors Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Barometer, Infrared, Light Sensor, Electronic Compass, Accelerometer Phone Book Memory Yes SMS Memory Yes Call Memory Yes SAR Value 1.360 W/Kg Additional Features Virtual QWERTY Keyboard, WLAN Support, Wi-Fi Tethering WARRANTY Warranty Summary 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories DIMENSIONS Weight 149 g Size 68.5×139.2×8.9 mm DISPLAY Resolution Full HD, 1920 x 1080 Pixels Other Display Features IPS Display (Sharp / JDI High Color Saturation Display), Multi-touch, OGS Size 5 inch BATTERY Standby Time 280 hrs (2G) Type Li-Polymer, 3080 mAh MEMORY AND STORAGE Memory 3 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM Internal 64 GB User Memory 59.4 GB PLATFORM Operating Freq GSM – 850, 900, 1800, 1900; WCDMA – 2100 Graphics Adreno 330 OS Android v4.4.4 (KitKat) Processor 2.5 GHz + Qualcomm MSM8274AC Snapdragon 801 Krait 400, Quad Core