The Xiaomi Mi 4i already made its way to the market and recently, a new varaint leaked with codenamed Libra running Hexa-Core Snapdragon 808 (MSM8992) chipset and Android 5.1 Lollipop on Geekbench. Now that the simialr Mi 4i variant with S808 and Android 5.1 surfaced on AnTuTu benchmark results, but codenamed Mi-4c. Revealing same specifications as the official verison of Mi 4i, Mi-4c on AnTuTu shows up its refrteshed features closely.
Xiaomi Mi-4c specs goes with 5-inch FullHD (1920x1080p) display. 13MP rear camera, 5MP Selfie shooter, 2GB of RAM, dual SIM supporting 4G LTE and the rest of the inclusions will be similar to what the Xiaomi Mi 4i has.
In another recent news, Xiaomi is all set to enter the African region in September. According to the Forbes, it has partnered with pan-Africa distributer, Mobile In Africa to retail its smartphones in 50+ countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, citing the distributer’s president, Tech Enterpreneur RJ Van Spaandock.
As per the report, Mobile in Africa is also setting up online stores in 14 African countries to replicate Xiaomi’s online-only strategies in the contintent. Xiaomi will evidently launch Redmi 2 and the Mi4 smartphones in Africa first. Priced at ZAR 1,999 or about US $160 and ZAR 3,999 (US $320), recpectively.
It looks like Xiaomi is following Google which has already expanded its Android One program to Africa with iteration of an affordable Inifinix Hot 2 in 6 african countries.
- 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display
- 1.3 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek processor
- 1GB / 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
- Dual SIM
- Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
- 8MP rear camera with BSI sensor, LED Flash
- 2MP front-facing camera
- 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 2200mAh battery
Xiaomi has expanded its branding with the Brazil on June 20 and also collaborated with Foxconn to manufacture handsets locally in the country. Currently, Xiaomi is selling its products in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malyasia, Philippines and Indonesia. Announced its plans to release its Redmi and Mi brands in to the Vietnam, Russia, Turkey and Mexico in upcoming days.
Vice President of Xiaomi Global (and Brazil native) Hugo Barra said:
We already had a very engaged community of Mi fans in Brazil before our launch today, and many of them have been eagerly looking forward to getting their hands on our products. I strongly believe that Redmi 2 will be a game-changer in the Brazilian market, offering consumers a quality option never seen before in this price category. And this is only the start of our journey — as our business in Brazil grows, we will be bringing in a greater variety of exciting Mi products.
Finally, Xiaomi has yet to release its flagships this year, called Xiaomi Mi5 and Mi5 Plus with 5.7-inch QHD display, and could be powered by the recently announced Qualcomms’ Snapdragon 820, which is hitting the shelves in 2016. Or else, Xiaomi may choose MediaTek Helio X20 10-core SoC, expected by the end of 2015 year.
Note: Anything can happen in smartphone competition and with Xiaomi, which has already introduced with its new version of custom ROM based on Android Lollipop, MIUI 7 , which will be able to download and tested by developers from August 24th.