Mr Lin Bin, Xiaomi co-founder and president has announced that they will be unveiling the Xiaomi Mi 4c on September 22 in China. Mr Bin further said that the Mi 4C will retail in two variants, a 2GB RAM/16GB storage duo and a more powerful 3GB RAM/32GB storage combo. Xiaomi is expected to stick to its philosophy of offering the best hardware at an affordable cost and the Mi 4c shouldn’t be any different.
The highlights of the device includes a Type-C USB port, Quick Charge 2.0, and high transfer speeds. Quick Charge 2.0 will charge the device from 0-60 percent in just 30 minutes. The Xiaomi Mi 4C will be powered by Snapdragon 808 SoC (same as the one we saw on LG G4) and as we said earlier, will come in a 2GB and 3GB avatars. The inclusion of an IR blaster along with a 3080mAh battery pack to rely on, will make the Mi 4c a well accomplished mid-range smartphone. That being said, the company is allegedly prepping up a security feature based on the IR.
Xiaomi Mi 4c is expected to be announced on September 22nd and according to Wccftech‘s sources, the Mi 4C will be priced at $235 for the 16GB model and the more powerful 3GB variant would command a slightly higher price tag of $250. Although the rumored prices might vary from the final retail prices, the company would not increase the device cost drastically as it has always been know for operating on razor thin margins.
On the contrary, Xiaomi would launch only a limited number of devices which we are sure will translate into a frenzied buying session. In all probability, Xiaomi Mi 4c will be introduced in the Chinese market and then will be extended to other regions like India, Indonesia and Brazil. As of now, the details about other hardware specifications are still scarce, but going by the features and the SoC it seems that Mi 4c will offer direct competition to the OnePlus 2. Meanwhile, there are no indications of Xiaomi Mi 5 coming anytime soon. Are they waiting for Qualcomm to ship Snapdragon 820? We got to wait and watch.