Rumor: Xiaomi Mi4 Mini In The Works


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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11 Comments

  1. PeterPan
    January 8, 2014

    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
      January 8, 2014

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

  2. Allanitomwesh
    January 8, 2014

    Sounds to me more like Mi3S and Mi3A.

  3. Simon
    January 8, 2014

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

  4. liljohn
    January 8, 2014

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

  5. highwind
    January 8, 2014

    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
      January 8, 2014

      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.

  6. Jack
    January 8, 2014

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

  7. Livio
    January 9, 2014

    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.

  8. pass
    January 16, 2014

    I want under 4.0.

  9. May 15, 2014

    I wouldn’t touch Xiaomi again if they 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.