Xiaomi Mi4c reportedly to bring a new security feature with the use of an Infrared port


It is no longer a secret that Xiaomi plans to hit the intermediary market with a new device, which possibly comes in direct response to the unsatisfactory performance of the Mi4i. The new device — called Xiaomi Mi4c — was a target of leaks in the past weeks, with its design and even retail box leaked.

New reports indicate that the new device should come with a feature that we don’t see in phones for a quite long time, an infrared port.

If you don’t remember, infrared ports were quite the standard on many phones back in the day, with the good old Nokia 5700 being an example. The feature was mainly used to transfer files between two phones with the feature enabled. That would require some works to ensure that the ports of both phones was perfectly aligned in order to start the process; which however died with the arrival of Bluetooth.

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We should ask, why is Xiaomi planing to bring back this type of technology in a new release? The answer is for security purposes, although still unclear how the company will implement the technology to achieve that. But in a time where security is a main concern while getting a device to carry out some of user’s personal info, if Xiaomi achieve to do something new and really secure it could work well in their favor.

According to rumors and leaks the Xiaomi Mi4c is a 5-inch 1080p device, powered by the six-core Snapdragon 808, with 2 or 3GB RAM options and 16 or 32GB of storage respectively. The phone also will come with a 13MP main camera and a 5MP front-facing shooter, packing Dual-Sim and 4G LTE capabilities, all running the MIUI V7 based in Android 5.1 Lollipop. The phone is reportedly to be powered by a 3080mAh battery.

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As the Mi5 flagship rumors suggest the phone to implement a fingerprint scanner, and this one coming with the Infrared port for security, we can see a new move of Xiaomi to ensure a bigger level of security to the end user.

For now that’s everything but some more info or even leaks might emerge with the launch date getting closer. The Xiaomi Mi4c might be unveiled on September 22, and should be a tough new competitor in the mid-range department.

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26 Comments

  1. realjjj
    September 11, 2015

    More likely it’s just an IR blaster and things got lost in translation.

  2. Luk Patel
    September 11, 2015

    Hello Andi,

    please help me.
    i want to know which phone is better letv le 1 or zuk z1?

    i am not heavy user so batter is not my concern and i dont need fingerprint scanner.

    i want to know which phone is better in below category?

    1) Design
    2) Build Quality
    3) Camera
    4) Audio
    5) Display

    so please ans me. i am very confuse between letv le 1 or zuk z1.

    • Dante
      September 12, 2015

      they are both similiar – choose the chipset you like better the sd801 or the X10
      and the software – but zuk z1 souds better because of the international supportg the 64 gb and fingerprint scanner , and good audio , the letv has stellar audio too

      • Luk Patel
        September 14, 2015

        thanks for your rply.

        what about camera and design?

        • Dante
          September 14, 2015

          Very similiar – I am tempted to the Zuk – because of the support screen memory fingerprint scanner and international support

        • Dante
          September 16, 2015

          You alive huh?

  3. nilinaxolotl
    September 11, 2015

    And the price probably higher than Mi Note?

    • Filipp
      September 11, 2015

      of course yes
      Mi Note´s mt6795 is mid range SoC almost identical to mt6752/3
      this one is much more powerful

      • nilinaxolotl
        September 11, 2015

        I mean Mi Note with SD801 and 3D curve glass on back. Not Redmi Note 2.

        • Jason45
          September 11, 2015

          Expected price of mi4c is around 208 US Dollar for the 2GB/16GB ROM, and around 240 US Dollar for 3GB/32GB ROM version in China. Add 40-50 USD and you have the resellers price.

          Mi4c seems to be a good deal, but Chinese Snapdragon 620 smartphones might be coming within the coming months with an expected price range between 1000 and 1500 yuan in the beginning. Snapdragon 620 has (4x A53 cores and 4x A72 cores), so multi-core performance is better than SD808 and single-core performance also a bit better. GPU performance of SD620 and SD808 is about the same based on a released benchmark test with an unknown SD620 device.

          • fteoOpty64
            September 11, 2015

            Agree that SD620 will blow this one off the water. At a better pricing to match.

          • Misto
            September 12, 2015

            What should we do? Get the Mi4c? or wait for SD620 phones? I am scared that after resellers the price will be above $300 for the 32GB version of the Mi4c. I think that I will get the 16GB version if price difference is huge but if it cost above $250 I would buy the Redmi Note 2 even if it is big for me.

        • Dante
          September 12, 2015

          nah – it will begin around 250 bucks at resellers

  4. realjjj
    September 11, 2015

    More likely it’s just an IR blaster and things got lost in translation.

  5. Luk Patel
    September 11, 2015

    Hello Andi,

    please help me.
    i want to know which phone is better letv le 1 or zuk z1?

    i am not heavy user so batter is not my concern and i dont need fingerprint scanner.

    i want to know which phone is better in below category?

    1) Design
    2) Build Quality
    3) Camera
    4) Audio
    5) Display

    so please ans me. i am very confuse between letv le 1 or zuk z1.

    • Dante
      September 12, 2015

      they are both similiar – choose the chipset you like better the sd801 or the X10
      and the software – but zuk z1 souds better because of the international supportg the 64 gb and fingerprint scanner , and good audio , the letv has stellar audio too

    • Luk Patel
      September 14, 2015

      thanks for your rply.

      what about camera and design?

    • Dante
      September 14, 2015

      Very similiar – I am tempted to the Zuk – because of the support screen memory fingerprint scanner and international support

    • Dante
      September 16, 2015

      You alive huh?

  6. nilinaxolotl
    September 11, 2015

    And the price probably higher than Mi Note?

    • Filipp
      September 11, 2015

      of course yes
      Mi Note´s mt6795 is mid range SoC almost identical to mt6752/3
      this one is much more powerful

    • nilinaxolotl
      September 11, 2015

      I mean Mi Note with SD801 and 3D curve glass on back. Not Redmi Note 2.

    • Jason45
      September 11, 2015

      Expected price of mi4c is around 208 US Dollar for the 2GB/16GB ROM, and around 240 US Dollar for 3GB/32GB ROM version in China. Add 40-50 USD and you have the resellers price.

      Mi4c seems to be a good deal, but Chinese Snapdragon 620 smartphones might be coming within the coming months with an expected price range between 1000 and 1500 yuan in the beginning. Snapdragon 620 has (4x A53 cores and 4x A72 cores), so multi-core performance is better than SD808 and single-core performance also a bit better. GPU performance of SD620 and SD808 is about the same based on a released benchmark test with an unknown SD620 device.

    • fteoOpty64
      September 12, 2015

      Agree that SD620 will blow this one off the water. At a better pricing to match.

    • Dante
      September 12, 2015

      nah – it will begin around 250 bucks at resellers

    • Guest
      September 12, 2015

      What should we do? Get the Mi4c? or wait for SD620 phones? I am scared that after resellers the price will be above $300 for the 32GB version of the Mi4c. I think that I will get the 16GB version if price difference is huge but if it cost above $250 I would buy the Redmi Note 2 even if it is big for me.