FDD LTE version of the Xiaomi Mi4 will launch 16th December

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Lovers of the Xiaomi Mi4 who need 4G LTE, will be happy to learn the FDD-LTE version of the flagship phone is scheduled for release.

The Xiaomi Mi4 has so far launched in White and Black version and with 3G WCDMA, but now it is the turn of the LTE equipped version, and more importantly the FDD-LTE version. If you are unsure of the difference in LTE on Chinese phones then let me explain it quickly for you.

TDD-LTE is an LTE version designed specifically for use on China Mobiles LTE networks and is available only in China. FDD-LTE is the more universal version of LTE and used by China Unicom and many European carriers.

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In 6 days Chinese customers will be able to order the Mi4 FDD-LTE, with resellers likely to get stock ready for some time after Christmas.

If you haven’t already done so, then check out our full review of the Xiaomi Mi4 here.

[ GizChina.it ]
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  1. Guest
    December 10, 2014

    Hi Andy. is this for the 64gb version to?

  2. Bruno
    December 10, 2014

    Hi Andi. Is this for the 64gb version to?

    • December 10, 2014

      sorry im not sure

      • Maciek Buczkowski
        December 11, 2014

        So far, WCDMA black is only 16gb. So it might be the case, that regarding black 64 FD-LTE , we will have to wait a tad longer.

        • Bruno
          December 11, 2014

          i don’t want the black version so for me is fine.

  3. abdul
    December 10, 2014

    Hello China Phone lovers. I need some help. I am a recent convert to the china phone. I got a Jaiyu G4S (boring to you guys i know) I went for this as i just need something that does what it says on the tin. I do not game, like a screen sub 5 inch, decent batt, in short something thats been around a bit and proven to be dependable. Anyway i am rambling. My wife who i have been hassling to ditch apple and come aboard the good ship china phone has just about been persuaded, Her budget is a little higher than mine. say up $350. We are looking at Xiaomi mi3, Iuni U2 and TLH 5000. She will decide in the end. But what i seek is some tried and tested webshops to buy it from that have a european warehouse. Could you good people suggest a few where i might find one of these phones, i think she leans toward the iuni u2 and know there is an xioami shop. Sorry for long post

    May you all have many wives and many children

    Abul al shakrit

    • balcobomber25
      December 10, 2014

      I would go with the Mi3 of all those you listed, it is the best phone of the group and has the best support with constant updates. If you order from Xiaomishop.com they have an EU warehouse and they usually have some good deals with all sorts of freebies (cases, covers, headsets, power banks etc).

      If you are set on the other brands both CooliCool and Antelife has EU warehouses.

      • Kaktoos
        December 12, 2014

        Which resellers have good record for shopping in the US? About how long it takes to get something there? Trying to get something before Christmas.
        Thank you.

    • MaxPower
      December 10, 2014

      Topresellerstore ships from Italy, lenteen from france

    • Faux-News
      December 10, 2014

      Huawei honor 6

      • RRRobert
        December 11, 2014

        You are right, a pitty though, that their “extreme” edition (announced mid October) never reached the most common sales channels.

        Is is IMHO one of the best competitors (phablets excluded).

    • Xalis
      December 11, 2014

      IUNI U2 is good and cheap but some stores ship a chinese only version, so be aware of that, plus nearly no support from third party forums since its not really that popular, the Mi3 seems like a good choice, but I would also recommend the ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini only downside of the z7 mini is that it only comes with English and Chinese, no other languages are included, but it cost the same than the Mi3, and it has a better camera, dual sim, and micro SD slot, plus isnt a fucking ugly brick like the Mi3, but still the Mi3 is a safe bet and the most popular aka the one with more third party support, fuck that THL5000 shit it isnt on the same league than the Mi3/IUNI U2/Nubia Z7 Mini.

      • Xalis
        December 11, 2014

        oh! there are ROMs for the z7 mini for multi languages, but stock its only English and Chinese.

        • James
          December 11, 2014

          I’d go for the Nubia Z7 Max – etotalk do a good deal and can supply multi-language ROM

  4. Mikeyd
    December 10, 2014

    Killing machine with 4g.

    • Βαγγώνης Σαμαρέλος
      December 12, 2014

      Killing machine the obsolate 801? hmm. 6595 is better and snapdragon 810 is on the way. Wrong time to release this phone.

  5. Bilbon
    December 10, 2014

    It is a shame that Xiaomi did not managed to find a way to fix the black paint peeling issue on the metal body for the full black MI4 version.

    • Maciek Buczkowski
      December 11, 2014

      And you are assuming this on…???

      • Bilbon
        December 11, 2014

        Don’t sleep man, you can find every information you need by googling lol. Check gizmochina review regarding the black model of MI4 (Link: http://www.gizmochina.com/2014/11/25/xiaomi-mi4-black-edition-hands-on/ ). Here is one picture where you can see the paint peeling from the metal body.

        • Bilbon
          December 11, 2014

          That’s the reason why Xiaomi did not released the black MI4 until now and apparently they didn’t fixed the paint peeling issue. That’s what happens when you want to copy Apple. I mean they repeated the same mistake by Apple for the Iphone 4 paint peeling. So dude, it is up to you if you want to spend lots of money for the MI4 black version. Don’t sleep!

  6. Simon
    December 11, 2014

    I hope 64 GB version will be released soon.

  7. Βαγγώνης Σαμαρέλος
    December 12, 2014

    hahahh!!! Bye bye Xiaomi! We waited for 5 months and trusted you for a good LTE phone. You hanged us. Now we have better 64-bit cheaper phones. Hust the Law of the markets.

  8. John L
    December 17, 2014

    I assume this did not happen?

  9. Jack
    December 21, 2014

    Was it released on the 16th? I couldn’t find it anywhere…

  10. Peos
    December 22, 2014

    Xiaomi are you serious ???? we wait 6 months and no black colour , no fdd-lte ???
    bye bye xiaomi , hello LG

  11. Ngentit
    December 31, 2014

    bye bye xiaomi… hello OnePlus

    • Ngentit
      December 31, 2014

      you hanged us for far too long already, xiaomi!! x(

  12. Tsoutsouni
    January 6, 2015

    6/1/2015 and still no black FDD-LTE , no 64gb … xiaomi really sucks on timing

  13. badames92
    January 7, 2015

    No mi4 64gb lte fdd and no band 800? too much time. Bye xiaomi. Alot of people say now bye to Xiaomi! Hello Honor 6. Similar phone but Huawei cares for his buyers. Bye bye Xioami

  14. Trueno
    January 9, 2015

    Xiaomi been sleeping six months with the mi4. No 64gb. No fdd. Many customers will go to other mobiles. Bye Xiaomi, hello Meizu