Jul 22 AT 9:48 AM Nick Sarafolean 12 Comments

Xiaomi Mi 4 brings top-shelf specs and steel frame for under $350

Xiaomi Mi 4

Xiaomi has launched its 2014 flagship, the Mi 4, for a bargain price of just $320. The Xiaomi Mi 4 features all the specs expected from a high-end Android phone, puts them in a well-designed package and sells it for the ridiculously low price of $320. The only real question is, where do we sign up to get one? The Mi 4′s specs list consists of the following:

  • 5-inch 1080p display
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB/64GB storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture
  • 8-megapixel front-facing camera
  • IR Blaster
  • LTE support
  • 3,080mAh battery

Xiaomi has managed to create another incredible phone for a low price. Software details weren’t mentioned, but like previous Xiaomi phones, we expect that it runs MIUI on top of Android 4.4 KitKat. The design of the phone is highlighted as the Mi 4 features a steel frame and a swappable backplate. The standard back is plastic, but options will be available in all sorts of different colors and textures including bamboo, leather, cloth, wood and stone (though we suspect that this is just a stone texture rather than actual stone).

Xiaomi Mi 4 Back

Unfortunately, the Xiaomi Mi 4 currently looks like it’ll be a Chinese exclusive. While Xiaomi representatives haven’t ruled out global availability, details were only given about a Chinese release. In China, the Mi 4 will be available on July 29 for $320 USD for the 16GB version and about $400 USD for the 64GB version. Alongside the Mi 4, the Mi Band will also launch for $13 USD. The Mi Band is a fitness band that performs all the usual functions of a fitness tracker while also unlocking your phone when in close proximity. Both devices are expected to sell extravagantly well in their homeland of China.

Via: Engadget

Source: Xiaomi

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • Vance

    Maybe I’ll have my friend in Beijing bring one for me when she comes stateside next month hmm..

  • casper johnston

    will it be available for us UK people?? would love to buy this instead of another crap Samsung

  • andrew white

    No SD card support or removable battery, great device otherwise.
    I will be looking elsewhere i.e. LG or Oppo.

    • BlazeHN

      LG wont ever give you those specs for such prices, I mean the LG brand itself (LG G and such). Nexus its a different story…

    • steve

      The one plus doesn’t have removable battery or SD card slot eithet

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      • steve

        I agree been waiting 4 months. And I was only 120,000 on the list. OPPO can’t make 120,000 phones? Wow, kudos to Samsung for making 10 million a month

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    Huge specifications ! 3 GB RAM is really awesome

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