Rumor: Xiaomi Mi4 Mini In The Works

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Xiaomi just released the Mi3 in the last few months, but everyone is already looking for the next thing. A few days ago pictures alleging to be the outer shell of the Xiaomi Mi4 have started to pop up around the web. Now rumblings of a Mi4 Mini being in the works have begun to pop up.

Micro Bloggers from popular Chinese social sites are alleging that a Mini version of the flagship phone is also in the works. Any possible “Mini” device will obviously have a smaller screen and lower specs but also a lower price tag.

The original, still-technically-rumored Mi4, is suspected to utilize Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 805 CPU and come packed with a whopping 3GBs of RAM. Judging by the pictures, there also appears to be significant space to house a powerful camera. Considering the Mi3′s 13MP camera, it will likely be at least that good.

So a possible Mi4 Mini would have plenty of room to come down, spec wise, while still being a capable phone.

The spotty Google Translations have the Chinese sites stating that this is the “Millet Phone 4″ or Mi4. It is unclear if Xiaomi is planning on skipping its S designation phone for the Mi3 generation. The Mi2 got two extra variations half way through its life. The Mi2A came out as a lowered spec budget phone while the Mi2S went the opposite route, offering improved specs over the original Mi2.

Everything at this point is highly speculative and should be taken with a grain of salt. We will update you if and when more information becomes available.

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  • PeterPan

    I would definitly welcome a 4.3″ – 4.5″ Xiaomi Mi4 Mini with let’s say, Mi3 spec’s (16GB / 64GB) and the size of the Mi2, design doesn’t really matter(I trust them to make it look just fine), as long as it has small bezels and 3 keys underneath the screen.

    • Денис Kastro

      4.7 is also good. i watch on people and how they uses 5inch phones and it frustrates me

  • Allanitomwesh

    Sounds to me more like Mi3S and Mi3A.

  • Simon

    Hopefully with an updated version of MIUI wouldn’t go amiss either.

  • liljohn

    snapdragon 805 is for MI3S! unless xiaomi skip this S version of MI3 and go straigt to MI4 for april launch?

  • highwind

    the next non-dual-sim, non-exchangeable-battery, non-sd-slot xiaomi smartphone which you wont be able to purchase because of artifical supply throttle?
    TOTALLY EXITING!!!… not

    • china fan

      So true, may as well not even think about xiaomi when considering phones. I do laugh at their latest mi3 debacle though. Wish GI China would stop making xiaomi out to be the next big thing when that is miezu and oppo.

  • Jack

    Hopefully, the Mi4 has a bigger camera sensor and optical image stabilisation.

  • Livio

    In GizChina Italy, there is a classic video review of Mi3 perfect for an ‘under table’ dirty push advertise of an italian reseller… This is not a good point for gizchina.

  • pass

    I want under 4.0.

  • http://Google.com/+boojay boo Jay

    I wouldn’t touch Xiaomi again if the downsized the specs of the mini version. They’ve really disappointed me after making such a stellar phone in the Mi2(S), only to follow it up with the hideous and oversized Mi3.