Xiaomi Mi4C packaging tells of SD808 but no SD card


xiaomi mi4c packaging

Xiaomi are batting down the hatches and digging in for the long haul. The once exciting brand to watch is now playing it safe by launching more and more variants on a familiar theme. The Xiaomi Mi4C is a great example of this.

Xiaomi already have 2 Mi4 based models in the flagship Xiaomi Mi4 and the plastic bodied Mi4i, and now a 3rd is making headlines, the Xiaomi Mi4C.

The Mi4C looks set to fill a gap between the metal and glass bodied Mi4 and the plastic bodied, Snapdragon 615 Mi4i. That gap isn’t entirely obvious to us as both phones have great hardware and can be had at low pricing, but Xiaomi obviously feel they need a mid ranger in the mix too.

While we don’t have an official photo of the Xiaomi Mi4C the phone is believed to look almost identical to the Mi4 only with some slight differences on the hardware front. If this image is to be trusted the Mi4C will features a Snapdragon 808 chipset running at 1.8Ghz with a battery of around 3000-3080Ah. The purported package also points at LTE support, 13 mega-pixel main camera and a 5 mega-pixel front.

xiaomi mi4c

If we look elsewhere on Weibo another tipster has posted a screenshot from the Xiaomi Mi4C which tells of a more powerful 2.5Ghz processor. This leak also tell us the Mi4C might have 16GB memory, 3GB RAM and ship with Android 4.4.4 out of the box. Which leak is accurate, if any still remains anyones guess.

Neither leak tells us of a SD card slot which is a feature the newly launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 boasts.

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66 Comments

  1. Rob
    August 31, 2015

    This really isn’t needed, are they taking lessons from Elephone or something?

    • MaxPower
      August 31, 2015

      i often agree with you but this time I have a different opinion:

      this is going to substitute the MI4i being their new mid-tier option

      The Redmi Note 2 already took place of the previous model (Redmi Note)
      and soon the MI5 is going to replace the MI4

      they are all different and about 100$ apart, different phones for different pockets.

      Elephone is something different

      • Rob
        August 31, 2015

        I’m not sure I understand your logic here, the mi4i is one of their newest phones, I can’t see them replacing it so soon with one that has a higher spec then the flagship mi4, certainly not before releasing the mi5 as this would cannibalise mi4 sales. Either way the only way we will know for sure it’s when this is released.

        • Guaire
          August 31, 2015

          This isn’t a replacement for Mi4i, c for China, i for international.

          • MaxPower
            August 31, 2015

            I for India

            • Guaire
              August 31, 2015

              International suits better. Every official Xiaomi market got it except China.

            • MaxPower
              August 31, 2015

              I didnt know other markets got the MI4i, i always thought that it was only for Indian market.

              Then yes, “I” definetely means International

        • MaxPower
          August 31, 2015

          Mi4i has been released only in India, and it doesnt look like it’s doing that great, mostly for the SoC.

          EDIT: it has been sold in their official markets except for China

          If you give a look at the official MI Facebook page it’s all about complaining of Indian customers and mostly about MI4i.

          It might be one of their newest phones but i don’t think they will mind replacing it.

          Or, like our friend Guaire said, they might keep the MI4i for Indian market and the C for chinese customers.
          truth is that if they are planning to make a MI5 with the SD820 and if they plan on pricing it at 1999 CNY like they usually do then this MI4C
          might be sold at 200$ taking a spot of the mid-tier.

          Of course, these are only assumptions based on leaks,

          • balcobomber25
            August 31, 2015

            It was released in a few other countries too Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore I believe.

            • MaxPower
              August 31, 2015

              thanks, i edited the post after Guaire told me about it

          • Airyl
            August 31, 2015

            It’s also in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong if memory serves.

            • MaxPower
              August 31, 2015

              thanks, i edited the post after Guaire told me about that

            • bojan radovanovic
              September 1, 2015

              it is, after India they did sell it in few more countries, but it is not “chinese” or “world” model.
              and it is peace of crap.

      • balcobomber25
        August 31, 2015

        Thats the only logic i can come up with the Mi4i is going to fade quietly into the night.

        • MaxPower
          August 31, 2015

          if this MI4C is going to be real then i totally see it as a replacement of the crappy MI4i. But i understand it’s just my opinion

          • balcobomber25
            August 31, 2015

            That would be my opinion too but again is it real? How many Xiaomi leaks do we see every week? About 1 out of 10 is actually real. This is right around the time when they should be announcing a new Mi5 as well. Maybe this is just a holdover device until the SD820 is available for the Mi5.

            • NightFelix
              September 2, 2015

              If logic make sense, a product with packaging printed usually won’t be a dummy device or placeholder. So this is real.

            • balcobomber25
              September 2, 2015

              I have seen fake package printing before, especially in this industry. You’d be amazed what you can do on Photoshop. I am not saying this is real or fake just don’t believe every leak you see.

    • dazed1
      September 6, 2015

      This is VERY needed.

      It has wider LTE coverage, it has 5′ vs 5.5′ on the Note 2, it has noticeably faster and better cpu then the 615,(Mi4i) it has better camera processing, and most likely better nand and display as well.

  2. Sirrr
    August 31, 2015

    It’s also tells us USB Type-C…

  3. balcobomber25
    August 31, 2015

    Doesn’t really make any sense, unless they are going to get rid of the Mi4i. Seems like it will cannibalize sales of the Mi4 line.

    • Airyl
      August 31, 2015

      I think the Mi4c is meant to replace the Mi4i as their mid-range device, or they’re trying to make the Mi4i a viable option after the Redmi Note 2 happened by taking the pre-existing Mi4i and upgrading it.

  4. Rob
    August 31, 2015

    This really isn’t needed, are they taking lessons from Elephone or something?

    • MaxPower
      August 31, 2015

      i often agree with you but this time I have a different opinion:

      this is going to substitute the MI4i being their new mid-tier option

      The Redmi Note 2 already took place of the previous model (Redmi Note)
      and soon the MI5 is going to replace the MI4

      they are all different and about 100$ apart, different phones for different pockets.

      Elephone is something different

    • Rob
      August 31, 2015

      I’m not sure I understand your logic here, the mi4i is one of their newest phones, I can’t see them replacing it so soon with one that has a higher spec then the flagship mi4, certainly not before releasing the mi5 as this would cannibalise mi4 sales. Either way the only way we will know for sure it’s when this is released.

    • Guaire
      August 31, 2015

      This isn’t a replacement for Mi4i, c for China, i for international.

    • MaxPower
      August 31, 2015

      I for India

    • MaxPower
      August 31, 2015

      Mi4i has been released only in India, and it doesnt look like it’s doing that great, mostly for the SoC.

      EDIT: it has been sold in their official markets except for China

      If you give a look at the official MI Facebook page it’s all about complaining of Indian customers and mostly about MI4i.

      It might be one of their newest phones but i don’t think they will mind replacing it.

      Or, like our friend Guaire said, they might keep the MI4i for Indian market and the C for chinese customers.
      truth is that if they are planning to make a MI5 with the SD820 and if they plan on pricing it at 1999 CNY like they usually do then this MI4C
      might be sold at 200$ taking a spot of the mid-tier.

      Of course, these are only assumptions based on leaks,

    • Guaire
      August 31, 2015

      International suits better. Every official Xiaomi market got it except China.

    • MaxPower
      August 31, 2015

      I didnt know other markets got the MI4i, i always thought that it was only for Indian market.

      Then yes, “I” definetely means International

    • balcobomber25
      August 31, 2015

      Thats the only logic i can come up with the Mi4i is going to fade quietly into the night.

    • balcobomber25
      August 31, 2015

      It was released in a few other countries too Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore I believe.

    • Airyl
      August 31, 2015

      It’s also in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong if memory serves.

    • MaxPower
      August 31, 2015

      thanks, i edited the post after Guaire told me about that

    • MaxPower
      August 31, 2015

      thanks, i edited the post after Guaire told me about it

    • MaxPower
      August 31, 2015

      if this MI4C is going to be real then i totally see it as a replacement of the crappy MI4i. But i understand it’s just my opinion

    • balcobomber25
      August 31, 2015

      That would be my opinion too but again is it real? How many Xiaomi leaks do we see every week? About 1 out of 10 is actually real. This is right around the time when they should be announcing a new Mi5 as well. Maybe this is just a holdover device until the SD820 is available for the Mi5.

    • bojan radovanovic
      September 1, 2015

      it is, after India they did sell it in few more countries, but it is not “chinese” or “world” model.
      and it is peace of crap.

    • NightFelix
      September 2, 2015

      If logic make sense, a product with packaging printed usually won’t be a dummy device or placeholder. So this is real.

    • balcobomber25
      September 2, 2015

      I have seen fake package printing before, especially in this industry. You’d be amazed what you can do on Photoshop. I am not saying this is real or fake just don’t believe every leak you see.

    • dazed1
      September 6, 2015

      This is VERY needed.

      It has wider LTE coverage, it has 5′ vs 5.5′ on the Note 2, it has noticeably faster and better cpu then the 615,(Mi4i) it has better camera processing, and most likely better nand and display as well.

  5. Sirrr
    August 31, 2015

    It’s also tells us USB Type-C…

  6. Misto
    August 31, 2015

    Woooooow please Xiaomi release a black version of it with 32GB ROM at the same time so I could order it!!!! I have been waiting for that device for too long…

  7. Jason45
    August 31, 2015

    Hopefully, they are going to release a 32GB model at the same time if there is no microSD card.

  8. balcobomber25
    August 31, 2015

    Doesn’t really make any sense, unless they are going to get rid of the Mi4i. Seems like it will cannibalize sales of the Mi4 line.

    • Airyl
      August 31, 2015

      I think the Mi4c is meant to replace the Mi4i as their mid-range device, or they’re trying to make the Mi4i a viable option after the Redmi Note 2 happened by taking the pre-existing Mi4i and upgrading it.

  9. Dante
    August 31, 2015

    Oh look! There is a link on the box ! Can anyone acces it or copy it for me cuz i dont understand chinese and nor do i have the patience to try it!

  10. Jason45
    August 31, 2015

    Famous Chinese leaker Leaksfly just has mentioned that there will be a 32GB version of the Xiaomi mi4c

    • Misto
      August 31, 2015

      Oh my goodness, I really hope that this version will be available at the launch date of the device and of course at a great price. I am scared that after resellers the price will be around $280+. A fair price would be $245 for the 32gb version.

  11. Guest
    August 31, 2015

    Woooooow please Xiaomi release a black version of it with 32GB ROM at the same time so I could order it!!!! I have been waiting for that device for too long…

  12. Jason45
    August 31, 2015

    Hopefully, they are going to release a 32GB model at the same time if there is no microSD card.

  13. jimberkas
    August 31, 2015

    isn’t the Mi4c going to be for the china market only?
    too bad, it seems like a good phone for the price, way better than the Mi4i. Hopefully they eventually just replace the Mi4i altogether for all markets.

    • Jason45
      September 1, 2015

      Every Chinese phone can be used in Europe and some Asian countries. Just buy it from resellers if you don’t live in China. You just need to buy the Chinese phone with the right frequencies.

      • bojan radovanovic
        September 1, 2015

        not quite sure, some of chinese phones works only with TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE, plus a lot of Europe is covered with GSM signal in 900 MHz, which many of chinese smartphones does not support.

        China Mobile and China Telecom phones could have problems in Eu, but versions for China Unicom should have full support for all EU neworks.

        so it is very inportant to check does model of your interest support frequency of yours networ prowider.

        • Jason45
          September 1, 2015

          Like I said, just buy the Chinese phone with the right frequencies, so this basically means China Unicom smartphone versions.

  14. Dante
    August 31, 2015

    Oh look! There is a link on the box ! Can anyone acces it or copy it for me cuz i dont understand chinese and nor do i have the patience to try it!

  15. Jason45
    August 31, 2015

    Famous Chinese leaker Leaksfly just has mentioned that there will be a 32GB version of the Xiaomi mi4c

    • Guest
      August 31, 2015

      Oh my goodness, I really hope that this version will be available at the launch date of the device and of course at a great price. I am scared that after resellers the price will be around $280+. A fair price would be $245 for the 32gb version.

  16. jimberkas
    August 31, 2015

    isn’t the Mi4c going to be for the china market only?
    too bad, it seems like a good phone for the price, way better than the Mi4i. Hopefully they eventually just replace the Mi4i altogether for all markets.

    • Jason45
      September 1, 2015

      Every Chinese phone can be used in Europe and some Asian countries. Just buy it from resellers if you don’t live in China. You just need to buy the Chinese phone with the right frequencies.

    • bojan radovanovic
      September 1, 2015

      not quite sure, some of chinese phones works only with TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE, plus a lot of Europe is covered with GSM signal in 900 MHz, which many of chinese smartphones does not support.

      China Mobile and China Telecom phones could have problems in Eu, but versions for China Unicom should have full support for all EU neworks.

      so it is very inportant to check does model of your interest support frequency of yours networ prowider.

    • Jason45
      September 1, 2015

      Like I said, just buy the Chinese phone with the right frequencies, so this basically means China Unicom smartphone versions.

  17. yalok
    September 1, 2015

    Fake images. All recent phones from xiaomi were released with lollipop out of box.

  18. bojan radovanovic
    September 1, 2015

    SD615 in Mi4i must be replaced, so this is logical step from Xiaomi.

    by the way, at end of this text i’am seeing add for “xiaomi Mi4i” in yelow box, which says 2+16GB, 244,99 USD and SCREEN SIZE 5’5 inch !?
    and as i do have Mi4i, i know i has “ONLY” 5′ sreen…it it had 5’5, i would not buy it.

  19. yalok
    September 1, 2015

    Fake images. All recent phones from xiaomi were released with lollipop out of box.

  20. bojan radovanovic
    September 1, 2015

    SD615 in Mi4i must be replaced, so this is logical step from Xiaomi.

    by the way, at end of this text i’am seeing add for “xiaomi Mi4i” in yelow box, which says 2+16GB, 244,99 USD and SCREEN SIZE 5’5 inch !?
    and as i do have Mi4i, i know i has “ONLY” 5′ sreen…it it had 5’5, i would not buy it.