Xiaomi Mi 4i receives OTA system update; claims to have fixed overheating issues

An anticipated, Xiaomi has began rolling out the OTA system update of MIUI v6.5.5.0 for Mi 4i users. This update aims to fix a crucial overheating issue which was reported by many users.

As anticipated, Xiaomi has begun rolling out the OTA system update of MIUI v6.5.5.0 for Mi 4i users. This update aims to fix a crucial overheating issue which was reported by many users.

Hugo Barra, Xiaomi's Vice President of International Operations took to Facebook late last night and posted that, "Today we began an over-the-air system update of MIUI v6.5.5.0 for Mi 4i users. This is our first major update for the Mi 4i since its launch last month, incorporating feedback from many early Mi 4i users with a number of bug fixes and optimizations."

Barra shared that a few Mi 4i users were experiencing unnecessary heating issues with their device while playing complex 3D gaming for extended periods of time. To fix this complication, Xiaomi has optimised its thermal control algorithms to better regulate the temperature. The post adds that the new thermal controls will adjust frequency, voltage and the number of cores in use depending on the chipset temperature.

He went on to add that during the company's internal testing and pre-OTA release in the MIUI Forum and beta testers, they observed that these changes reduced the smartphone's overall temperature, without impacting performance. Barra points out that all Xiaomi Mi 4i users should receive the update this week and he looks forward to everyone's feedback on the same. In addition, Barra stated that a previous OTA update v6.5.4.0 was halted a few days back as a small number of users reported a minor issue related to the power button. This issue was fixed and only then, was it resumed for everyone by Xiaomi.

Those wanting to get their hands on the latest Xiaomi Mi 4i, can do so today on Flipkart, sans any registration.

The Xiaomi Mi 4i is the latest smartphone from the company to enter the Indian market, priced at Rs 12,999. In terms of specifications, the Mi 4i features a 5 inch HD display along with a pixel density that goes up to 441ppi. Xiaomi claims that the smartphone has a higher color saturation than iPhone 6. It is a fully laminated OGS. In other features, the Mi 4i comes with Sunlight Display, a technology which allows the phone to do dynamic tone mapping, which in turn, keeps  the image quality balanced in bright sunlight.

The device is powered by a 64-bit second gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. It comes with four performance cores at 1.7 GHz, and four power saving cores at 1.1 GHz. They have been designed by Qualcomm India. The device has 2GB RAM and includes 16GB on-board storage.

In terms of camera, the smartphone sports a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual tone flash and also includes torch feature for low light focusing. It also gets improved HDR feature. For those selfie lovers, the Mi 4i sports a 5MP front facing camera. The beautify feature included comes with tools like wrinkle remover, skin smoothening and so on. It also gets a selfie timer feature.

The dual micro-SIM smartphone runs on Android’s latest Lollipop-based MIUI 6. In terms of connectivity, the device includes Bluetooth 4.1, 802.11ac, GPS/GLONASS, Wi-Fi Direct and USB on-the-go. A 3120mAh battery completes the package.

Read our Xiaomi Mi 4i review, to know more about the smartphone.

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