Xiaomi Mi 4i likely to launch at 'Global Mi phone premiere' event on 23 April

At the moment, Xiaomi is gearing up for an event named 'Global Mi phone premiere' which will take place in India on April 23.

At the moment, Xiaomi is gearing up for an event named 'Global Mi phone premiere' which will take place in New Delhi on April 23. Xiaomi has released a tweet with the teaser image of the invite as well. The tweet redirects to Xiaomi’s homepage which only says ‘i IS COMING’ and has a button to register for the event too. The upcoming global premier of Xiaomi will see CEO & Founder Lei Jun, President & Co-Founder Bin Lin and VP Xiaomi Global Hugo Barra as well.

However, a post on MyDrivers suggests that the new device could possibly be dubbed the Xiaomi Mi 4i. The device was sported on Singapore's Infocomm Development authority (IDA) database and also on benchmarking website GeekBench.

According to the listing, the new device is rumoured to sport a 1.65GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core 64-bit processor paired with 2GB RAM and will run on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out-of-the-box. These specs closely resemble the unannounced Xiaomi device, dubbed 'Ferrari' that appeared in a benchmark listing last month.

As of now, no other specifications for the device were disclosed.

India is an important market for Xiaomi. It has already announced that it will not be selling phones exclusively on Flipkart anymore, and Snapdeal and Amazon will also be stocking Xiaomi phones. To reach out to more customers in India, Xiaomi has also decided to shed its ‘online-only’ image and team up with retail chain ‘The Mobile Store’ to sell select Mi smartphones, including the Xiaomi Mi 4.

Xiaomi also entered the Guinness Book of World Records after it managed to sell around 2.11 million phones in its 12-hour flash sale organised to celebrate its 5-year anniversary.

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