With just a week left for the first ever global launch of a new smartphone in India, Xiaomi has dropped the prices of Mi 4 in the country. MI4 Price dropped as from now 16B variant will retail for Rs.17,999(~$290) and the 64GB will retail for Rs.21,999 (~$354), a drop of Rs.2,000 each.
The Mi 4 is available on Flipkart and The Mobile Store for now, and will be available on Snapdeal and Amazon India soon, the company added. The Mi 4 improves upon the Mi 3 in every aspect. The 8.9mm device has a metal body with replaceable rear panels. It has a 5-inch full HD IPS display (no Gorilla Glass again) along with a 13MP primary camera capable of 4k video recording.Hardware specifications include a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage and a 3,080mAh battery. Mi 4 also features a quick charge technology that charges the phone up to 60% in just 30 minutes. Other features include 8MP front camera, 3G, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB host and radio.
Xiaomi wasn’t able to impress some due to it’s price. Mi4 was released when one of the biggest hit of all times, OnePlus One was there. It had almost all the specs listed above plus 4G connectivity.
Now, with the price cut, Xiaomi expects to ramp up the sales of its current flagship phone in India. The company launched the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro in China, but is yet to bring those smartphones to India. There’s a launch event happening on April 23, where rumors suggest an inferior variant of Mi 4 is coming, touted the Mi 4i. Going by the leaks, it’ll come with a 4.9-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM and most probably 4G LTE support as well.