LTE version of the Xiaomi Mi4 goes on sale in China

lte xiaomi mi4

This past week while Meizu, Huawei and Apple were making noise with their new launches, Xiaomi made a small announcement of their own. The release of the LTE Xiaomi Mi4.

The Xiaomi Mi4 that was on sale previous to this past week was only compatible with GSM and 3G networks, the newly released model however is the true flagship version with LTE support.

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The bad news is the LTE model is said to only work with China Mobile LTE, which is TD-LTE and not widely used outside of the country. International customers wanting a 4G Xiaomi Mi4 will want to wait until a China Unicom LTE version is released later in the year.

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  1. John
    September 11, 2014

    I am wondering why the black version is still not available since the release of the phone. I am really tired to wait for it, I don’t know which phone to buy now.

    • Oscar
      September 11, 2014

      Oppomart says ‘end of this month’.

      • John
        September 11, 2014

        Thank you but I am seriously thinking to buy the LG G2 (32GB) around 300€. With Xiaomi we never know, they give a date and it is all the time pushed further. I am done to be patient and I swear that I was motivated to try a Xiaomi product for the first time. If they wanna play the same strategy like Apple in terms of sales, they should keep their phones. I have no time to waste.

  2. Lottikarotti
    September 11, 2014

    Okey i will buy an meizu mx4 now i don’t want to wait any longer..

  3. sam
    September 11, 2014

    Xiaomi marktet strategy is so so strange…..

    • Sarah
      September 20, 2014

      many of us hate it. it’s named as “hunger marketing”

      • Βαγγώνης Σαμαρέλος
        September 20, 2014

        Do you know how its called? 6795 and 810 its on the way! And Meizu MX4 in the stores. So I cant wait for Xiaomi to put lte with 2 years delay!

  4. Jerome
    September 12, 2014

    Hey Andi, I am living here in China and was wondering if there were some sort of preregistration needed before being able to order the phone?
    Hope you have time to gimme a hint.

      September 12, 2014

      You will need to preorder or message the team at on taobao and get them to send one over. It’s an English speaking guy who sells phones out of Shenzhen.

      • Jerome
        September 13, 2014

        Nop, I only gonna buy from them directly. Not gonna deal with cheap f*** who are likely to send you knock out phones or real with higher price tag.

    • Sarah
      September 20, 2014

      if you want to buy the phone directly from xiaomi you need to register as xiaomi member then preorder beforehand and begin to log in every Tuesday. the rush buy will begin from 12:00 pm. but it’s hard to get one even our Chinese 🙁 just wait until it’s easier