Xiaomi is all set to launch Mi4 in India and the recent buzz suggests that the device will make its way to India on January 28. This possibility has been confirmed via reports published by The Economic Times to whom, Hugo Barra, Head of International operation for Xiaomi exclusively confirmed that the phone would be indeed launched on 28 January. The report even goes on to claim that the device will be priced between Rs 17,000 to 20,000, making the latest Mi device all the more attractive.
Xiaomi Mi 4 features a 12.7-cm (5-inch) IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The smartphone is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU and 3GB RAM. It runs on Android 4.4.3 Android KitKat OS, with MIUI 6. The device also features a 13 megapixel rear camera and an 8MP front shooter. 4K video recording is also supported by the rear camera of the smartphone. Xiaomi Mi 4 supports 4G LTE network along with 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It’s powered by a 3080mAh battery. Considering that Xiaomi follows a traditional Tuesday flash sale for its devices in India, Mi 4 is expected to go on sale for the first time on 3 February via Flipkart.
Xiaomi has begun the year with a bang, with the launch of Redmi 2, as well as their new flagship phablet Mi Note, and its much better version, Mi Note Pro. Mi Headphones and Mi Box Mini were also launched at the major event in Beijing. Now something more is coming from the company today as they have launched a new teaser. The new teaser comes from the gaming segment and it shows three rectangular boxes with a black background. The teaser image was shared on the company’s Weibo account and it shows a controller on the top. It hints that there may be a gaming console, and if so, then it will be the first Mi-branded console from the company.
The teaser carries a tagline, ‘Bigger is Better’. Last year, the Chinese government lifted a 14-year-long ban from 2,000 gaming consoles and thereafter Microsoft launched their Xbox One in the country. Xiaomi has already developed gaming controllers which are supported by smart TVs and set-top boxes. Hence, it will not be very surprising if Xiaomi actually releases a gaming console today.