Xiaomi Mi 4i to launch today: All you need to know

Xiaomi is gearing up for its ‘Global Mi phone premiere’ event that will take place in New Delhi today. The company has been all along teasing us with 'i is coming' hinting at the launch of the Mi 4i.

Xiaomi is gearing up for its ‘Global Mi phone premiere’ event that will take place in New Delhi today. The company has been all along teasing us with 'i is coming' hinting at the launch of the Mi 4i.

Users across the globe will be able to live stream the event today starting at 4PM IST here.

Citing a Chinese source, Android Headlines report had revealed an image of the upcoming device, purportedly the Mi 4i. The design, in general, resembles the Mi 4, but it still comes with a lot cosmetic changes. The leaked image gives a peek into the left side of the handset with front camera and shows the Mi logo on top. Compared to the Mi 4, it has slimmer bezels (almost invisble) and sensors are embedded in different positions at the front.

While putting out 'i is coming’ teasers, one of the most recent posts on Facebook hinted at a superior display. The company had posted two identical images, but one of them is blurred/pixelated, while the other is quite clear. The image also had some text that read, “Looks the same?” and “i Disagree”. The post also mentioned, “Are all screens of the same size the same?” followed by hashtags for i Disagree and Mi Launch 2015. All hinting at a high-resolution display.

Though there is no word on the exact specs of the Mi 4i, some other rumoured specs include 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.

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.

It is to be seen if the new Mi 4i will be made available via all these channels.

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