Xiaomi launches Android flagship, Mi4, with steel frame & top-notch specs, for $320

Xiaomi is back again with a new flagship, the Mi4. The Android smartphone has been long awaited with rumors all over the internet in the past few weeks. Now it’s here, bursting with confidence and definitely worth all the talk.

Xiaomi, the company that sold 26.11 million phones in the first half of 2014 is now announcing the latest smartphone from the East. For a price that will definitely shake up the smartphone market, you can get your hands on their new Mi4 that comes with a touch of metal added to it. The phone has a stainless steel frame that’s sandwiched between the flat 5-inch 1080p screen and the slightly curved back cover.

The internal specs, as we have stated earlier, are nothing short of epic by all standards. It packs a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 3 GB of RAM, 16-64GB of internal storage, 13MP main camera, and an 8MP selfie camera.

As if that’s not enough, we have LTE radio finally, including a 3080mAh battery. As generous as those specs may sound, you still get a bonus when you buy the Mi4. Bonus is made of an infrared transmitter to play with the TV. All this for only $320 for the 16GB version, and $400 for the 64GB version. Just to note, there is only 16GB or 64GB of internal storage, no news about a 32GB version. But why go for that anyway? 64GB is only $400. These prices are off-contract.

As generous as those specs may sound, you still get a bonus when you buy the Mi4.

Xiaomi have also added a nano-coating to the sides of the Mi4 to deter fingerprints and liquids. And the phone weighs only 149g. To put that into perspective, Samsung Galaxy S5 weighs 145g. Yet, it’s not metallic by any means. So that’s incredible for Xiaomi.

The Mi4 will be available for pre-ordering in China on the 29th of July. It will also features several back covers from bamboo to wood, leather, cloth, or stone textures. Serve your taste.


We expect the phone to go global. However, there isn’t much about this from Xiaomi, we shall update this article once we hear something. Though, am thinking that if you consider the fact that the company’s sales are boosted by their presence in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and, very recently, India, we expect that the phone will hit those markets in the coming weeks.