Xiaomi Launches Outdated Mi4 in India at higher prices

Top smartphone maker, Xiaomi on Wednesday (28 January) launched the much awaited flagship handset Mi4 in India. 

Xiaomi Mi4 India price and release details:
The company has confirmed that the flagship Xiaomi Mi4 will be priced ₹19,999 and the first flash sale will kick-off on 10 February.
Like all previous Xiaomi phone flash sales, prospective consumers are asked to get registered at Flipkart to become eligible to buy the Mi4.
The registration window is slated to be opened today evening at 6:00 pm.
In related development, Xiaomi India head Manu Jain has announced that the company would launch an online store of its own later this year in India, reported Hindustan Times.
This is no surprise because the company follows the same business model in home market, China. With this, Xiaomi will have more control over the distribution of the devices and first-hand knowledge on demand in the market, which will certainly help in deciding the inventory capacity before the release of the device.
With a sub-₹20,000 price-tag, Xiaomi Mi4 is poised to give a stiff challenge to tier-1 brands like Motorola Moto X (Gen 2), HTC One M8 (& E8), Samsung Galaxy S5 and others.
Key specifications of Xiaomi Mi4:
ModelsXiaomi Mi4
  • 5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Sharp / JDI OGS (One Glass Solution) full lamination
  • Pixel density : 441 ppi (pixels per inch)
OSAndroid v4.4.3 KitKat with MIUI v6.0
Processor2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU
GPUAdreno 330
Storage capacity16GB
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel Sony IMX214 camera with 6 element lens, f1.8 aperture, real-time HDR, 4K video recording, CMOS sensor, 0.3-second auto-focus feature
  • Front: 8.0-megapixel Sony (IMX219) 80-degree wide-angle camera with 5 element lens, f1.8 aperture
Battery3080 mAh (Li-Ion Polymer) with quick-charge 2.0 technology
Network3G & 4G LTE,
Add-onswater-repellent nano-coating, IR-blaster, stainless steel frame, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4/5.0 GHz), Bluetooth v4.0, Bluetooth HID, and other standard connectivity features
Dimensions139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm
Weight149 g

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