Xiaomi to launch Mi4 in India on January 28

Jan 28, 2015, 14:25 IST | Agencies

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi is expected to launch its latest 4G device Mi4 in the country later this month as it looks to strengthen its position in the booming Indian smartphone market

New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi is expected to launch its latest 4G device Mi4 in the country today as it looks to strengthen its position in the booming Indian smartphone market.

Also read: Xiaomi launches flagship phablets Mi Note, Note Pro

The company, which entered the Indian market last year, has launched three devices here so far -- Redmi 1S, Redmi Note and Mi3 -- in partnership with e-commerce major Flipkart.

"You are invited to a front-row view on January 28, 2015...Mi hits a 4 and a 6," Xiaomi said in an invitation. Often called the Apple of China, Xiaomi launched the Mi4 in July last year. However, the device did not hit the Indian market.

Xiaomi Mi Note. Pic courtesy/ YouTube
Xiaomi Mi Note. Pic courtesy/ YouTube

Last week, Xiaomi had launched its flagship smartphones, the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro, at an event in Beijing.

Earlier, Xiaomi India Head Manu Jain had said the company would aggressively expand its product portfolio in India, which is its largest market after China.

The Xiaomi Mi4 has a 5-inch IPS display and is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and has 3GB RAM.

It comes with a 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX214 BSI sensor and 4K video recording. With a 8MP front camera, the smartphone comes with Android KitKat operating system with a layer of the MIUI OS skin.

According to research firm IDC, the Indian smartphone market grew at 82 per cent year-on-year in the quarter ended September 2014 to 23.3 million units.

Korean handset maker Samsung led the smartphone market with 24 per cent share, followed by Micromax (20 per cent), Lava and Karbonn at (8 per cent each) and Motorola (5 per cent).

Xiaomi Mi 4 specs

Dimensions: 139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm (5.48 x 2.70 x 0.35 inches)
Weight: 149 g (5.26 oz)
SIM: Micro-SIM
Display type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 5.0 inches (~72.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch: Yes, MIUI 5.0
OS: Android OS, v4.4.3 (KitKat)
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
CPU: Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
GPU: Adreno 330

Memory card slot: No
Internal memory: 16/64 GB, 3 GB RAM

Primary camera: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Camera features: 1/3'' sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, HDR
Secondary camera: 8 MP, 1080p@30fps

Sound alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5mm jack: Yes

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth: v4.0, A2DP
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support, GLONASS, Beidou
Infrared port: Yes
Radio: FM radio

USB: microUSB v2.0, USB Host

Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser: HTML5
Java: Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Other features: Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0), Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, Photo/video editor, Document viewer, Voice memo/dial/commands
Stand-by: Up to 280 h (3G)

Colors: Black, White

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