Xiaomi Mi 4i event as it happened: Priced at Rs 12,999, the smartphone sports 5-inch display, 13MP camera

Catch all the action at the Xiaomi's Global Mi phone premiere event here.

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      The Mi Band is priced at Rs 999. 

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      With the Mi band, users can unlock their smartphones and tablets too. 

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      Barra also announced the Mi Band at the event as well. Will work with iOS and Android. 

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      Goes on sale on April 30. Registrations start at 8PM on Flipkart. It will be available across all channels later including the Mi India site. 

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      Finally, the Mi 4i is priced at Rs 12,999

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      Barra takes a dig at Apple with the company's quality test that ensures Xiaomi devices don't bend when placed in your pockets. 

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      Blown up view of the Mi 4i. 

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      Barra plays a video showing how Mi devices go through rigorous tests at Foxconn

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      Now, everyone is eager to know the pricing. 

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      Dual micro-SIM and dual standby support

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      On the software side, it also comes with support for more languages now. 

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      It will feature Visual IVR to MIUI to bypass those long IVR calls by giving you a text output of preset options.  

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      It runs Android Lollipop based MI UI 6

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      Then, there's 2GB RAM and 16GB storage

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      It comes with four performance cores at 1.7 GHz, and four power saving cores at 1.1 GHz. It has been designed by Qualcomm India. 

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      Now, the performance, the Mi 4i comes with second generation octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor 

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      The Mi 4i will come with improved HDR feature

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      Barra demos the feature by taking a group selfie

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      Then there's the selfie timer feature

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      Barra talks about the Beautify feature which comes with tools like wrinkle remover, skin smoothening and so on, especially for selfies

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      It also gets a 5MP front camera 

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      Mi 4i comes with a dual tone flash, torch feature for low light focusing

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      The Mi 4i gets a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual tone flash. 

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      The summary of the display before that. 

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      Now, moving to the camera of the Mi 4i. 

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      Sunlight Display technology allows the phone to do dynamic tone mapping which keeps image quality balanced in bright sunlight. 

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      It gets a fully laminated display with great black levels, says Barra. Mi 4i comes with Sunlight Display.

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      Mi 4i comes with a higher color saturation than the iPhone 6 and fully laminated OGS display. 

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      Talking about the display, the Xiaomi Mi 4i comes with a full HD display and pixel density that goes up to 441ppi. 

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      It gets a quick charge feature

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      It will be fuelled by a 3120mAh battery.

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      Users can expect a soft touch matte finish along with anti grease coating.

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      It will be the same height as the iPhone 6 with a 10pc larger screen.

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      Mi 4i comes with a 5-inch display. It will be 7.8 mm thick and weigh 130 grams.

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      Single polycarbonate body that wraps entire device. 

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      The Xiaomi Mi 4i comes with a unibody polycarbonate body. 

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      Finally, Xiaomi Mi 4i is now official

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      The phone to be launched, Mi 4i, inspired heavily by India. To be launched in India first. 

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      Xiaomi phone sales since 2011 in China, says Barra. 

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      The xiaomi event has started. Hugo Barra takes the stage. 

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      The company is expected to launch the Mi 4i today.

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      We are at the Xiaomi Global Mi Phone event. Stay tuned for the latest updates.

    Finally, Xiaomi has launched the new smartphone, Mi 4i, at the ‘Global Mi phone premiere’ event taking place in New Delhi. The company has been all along teasing us with ‘i is coming’ hinting at the launch of the Mi 4i.

    The Mi 4i is priced at Rs 12,999 and the company has also launched the Mi Band at Rs 999.

    From taking a dig at Apple to clicking a group selfie with the crowd, here's what happened at  Xiaomi's Global Mi phone premiere event.

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