Alleged Xiaomi Mi4 metal frame spotted in production

If the tipster who snapped these production photos is to be believed, the Xiaomi Mi4 is already in production, and get an micro SIM and larger display.

These photos taken of a metal frame being produced in a factory somewhere in Shenzhen, are alleged to be from the Xiaomi Mi4 phone! Obviously details are thin at this point but the metal frame is said to be large enough to accommodate a 5.5-6 inch display.

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We can also make out an area where a micro SIM would be located, which will either be accessed by a tray mounted in the top of the phone or by removing the battery. If these photos are intact showing the Xiaomi Mi4 we shouldn’t expect the phone to launch anytime soon.

What would you hope to see from a Xiaomi Mi4 phone? 2K display and 4G LTE or something else?

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  1. Thor91
    January 3, 2014

    too big!!

    • Simon
      January 3, 2014

      I agree, hopefully it will be their phablet, and not their next generation smartphone.

  2. manohar basavaraju
    January 3, 2014

    Probably they are planning to compete with Vivo Xplay 3s & Gionee by offering 2k resolution display & bigger screen !
    Way to go Xiaomi…

  3. thorun
    January 3, 2014

    5 inch is my limit

    • defcomk
      January 3, 2014

      That’s what she said 😀

  4. Curly
    January 3, 2014

    What I would expect form a Mi4?
    A smal bezel!

  5. Thor91
    January 3, 2014

    imho this is hongmi 2…

  6. Webmonkey
    January 3, 2014

    Oh! are they moving to ’rounded corners’ – Sammy type design?

  7. Jason
    January 3, 2014

    Do you mean Mi3S or is it really for the sucessor of Mi3?

    Hopefully, the Mi3S or Mi4 is around 5-5.2 inch with good camera specs (larger sensor). I don’t really care about 2K screens since you most likely won’t see a difference and it consumes more power.

    • Simon
      January 3, 2014

      I hope they get their act together in 2014, and produce quality and quantity of their devices & keep MIUI up to date !

  8. antidumb
    January 3, 2014

    oh no! plis no! that rounded corner just please don’t do that! i love mi3 design and you have to do to make it successor just cut the bezel make it edge to edge screen!!!

    • Vash
      January 4, 2014

      And put your fingers where?

  9. derp
    January 3, 2014


  10. batman
    January 3, 2014

    Please max 4.7” ! Over stops to be a phone

  11. liljohn
    January 3, 2014

    removable battery!

    normal simcard please!

    2k screen is for tablet, ok in a MI4, but pay attention to the battery capacity!

    the design should resemble to MI3, but with thinner bezels, an ‘oppoish’ design! that overly curved edges are disguisting!

    5,3-5,5″ screen size! 5″ is not big enough, and 5,5″ is not too big, i’ve got a hold of phones with both size, thats why i can say this…