Rumour: Xiaomi to launch Mi4i in India this month?


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A Singapore IDA certification points to a new Xiaomi Mi4 variant called the Mi4i, a phone that could be connected to this months upcoming India launch.

“i is coming” is the message we have from Xiaomi regarding their launch in India later this month, but what could “i” be? Well we could speculate on a whole bunch of possible smart products, but it looks like the an IDA certification from Singapore has unearthed the answer.

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The document above lists a couple of devices which have been approved safe for selling in Singapore. The Xiaomi Redmi 2 is one of those device, while another is the Xiaomi Mi4i. On its own we might just think this could be a spelling error, but a Geekbench benchmark for a device of the same name has also been spotted too.

xiaomi mi4i

So what is the Xiaomi Mi4i? Well from GeekBench it appears to be be an entry level version of the current Mi4 with a few of the components changed to keep it’s retail cost down to a minimum. The specs seen in the scores here show 2GB RAM and a Snapdragon 615 chipset in the Mi4i good for a multi-core score of 1422.

A lower cost Xiaomi Mi4 variant would certainly be much appreciated in India and other official Xiaomi markets where the current Mi4 is either priced higher than expected or hasn’t been released yet.

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12 Comments

  1. Airyl
    April 12, 2015

    That Android 5.0.2 though.

    • MaxPower
      April 12, 2015

      For being the 3rd or 4th phone manufacturer Xiaomi is being very late releasing lollipop.
      Especially considering that they claim their business is more linked to software rather than hardware.

  2. iKosh
    April 12, 2015

    It does make sense to release a cheaper version of the Mi4. Xiaomi doesn’t really have a good midrange device.

  3. Guaire
    April 12, 2015

    It’s inferior to Mi3. To make it attractive price should be around $200 top.

  4. matt
    April 12, 2015

    It would be great to see this device available for international buyers who are looking for a mid range phone.

  5. cloudp4
    April 12, 2015

    So, is that the Xiaomi ‘Ferrari’? Could be a solution for international buyers at a low price (200$)

  6. Jorgo
    April 12, 2015

    Promises and Tumors are not news.

  7. George
    April 12, 2015

    No way this device will run good outside India,the upcoming wave of loaded specs 6752 devices owns the -200$ market share

    • MaxPower
      April 12, 2015

      I agree, people prefers the MT6752 over SD615 and I wouldn’t blame them.
      Despite the SoC it’s still a solid phone due to its build quality, good cameras,IR blaster, good battery and software support. So they will still manage to get few customers but definitely we are not going to see big numbers here.

  8. April 13, 2015

    Xiaomi mi 4i will be most wanted handset in Indis because of its Octa core Snapdragon 615 processor. This processor is used by HTC, LG, Samsung and top branded set. Because of it many people will use it.

    • beast
      April 13, 2015

      snapdragon 615 is shit compare to MTK 6752. just look at the single core performance.

  9. Hari dinesh
    April 14, 2015

    we are expecting mi4i price at 10K to 12K.