I think we can all agree that Xiaomi have the hardware:price ratio sorted but they still have a long way to go to improve design, let’s hope these fan made renders give the Xiaomi team some inspiration.
When the Xiaomi Mi3 launched we were all amazed by the level of hardware the Beijing phone maker had managed to cram in to such an affordable smartphone, but the design was really the missing link and a reason why I personally didn’t move to the current Mi flagship phone. It’s not that the Mi3 is an ugly phone it is just way to bulky for the 5-inch display it has to offer.
The Mi4 will no doubt continue the high spec low-cost tradition of previous Xiaomi phones, but we also hope the design of the device will be up to scratch too. Xiaomi fans also have a similar hope and have already started to produce their own renders, the most attractive being the one shown here.
Apparently made of an alloy material, the Mi4 concept has a slim design, power switch on the top, opposite a IR blaster and 3.5mm headphone jack and dual speakers in the base. The designer has even speculated on the internals of the phone suggesting the Xiaomi Mi4 could use a Snapdragon 810 processor, 5.5-inch 2K display, 4GB RAM, up to 128GB of internal memory and large 3200mAh battery.
Hopefully Xiaomi’s designers are taking a look at this and other renders and taking inspiration from them.