Xiaomi takes on iPhone with new Android Mi 4 smartphone

You think the Apple iPhone should be looking at the new Xiaomi Mi 4 and shivering in its pants because the company just made a cheaper but equally beautiful smartphone? This Xiaomi handset has been compared to the iPhone by many folks many times over and it was launched only yesterday.

One of the best features of the Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone is its stainless steel frame for the edges which lends it a very premium look, but the design still allows you to swap the back plate made of plastic, for another. The handset supports UMTS and TDD-LTE networks and there’s a global FDD-LTE version arriving later this year, marking Xiaomi’s interest in being seen as a major player in markets outside its borders too.

Xiaomi Mi 4

As for the components which make it ‘all that,’ there’s a full HD display measuring 5 inches on the Mi 4’s front and the phone runs Android dressed with Xiaomi’s proprietary MIUI v6 software. A quad core Snapdragon processor clocked at a speedy 2.5GHz can be found on the inside and this is helped along by 3GB of RAM.

Xiaomi Mi 4 specs list:

– 5-inch 1080p full HD touchscreen
– Android-based MIUI v6 interface
– 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 chip
– 3GB RAM, 16GB or 64GB internal storage
– 13MP main camera with 4K video, 8MP webcam
– UMTS and TDD-LTE network support
– 3080mAh battery

Xiaomi Mi4 Back Covers

The Xiaomi phone proudly flaunts two cameras with Sony sensors – a 13MP one capable of 4K video recording on the back panel and an 8MP lens above the screen. If you’d like to change the plastic rear shell of the handset, the company will be vending it in options such as bamboo, wood, leather and other materials.

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In China, the Xiaomi Mi 4 with 16GB storage is priced at around $320, while the 64GB capacity costs roughly $400. Were still awaiting exact details on worldwide availability.