After teasing it for a while, Xiaomi has finally launched a 32GB variant of its popular mid-range smartphone the Mi4i. The announcement comes as part of the company’s celebration of first anniversary of its operations in the Indian market. The Mi4i 32GB is priced at Rs 14,999 (~$235) and will go on sale from 28th of July. The device will be currently available only in one color i.e Dark Grey.
Xiaomi Mi4i has been a pretty good device at its price range and was marred with only one major shortcoming, that being the 16GB onboard memory sans an external memory card slot. The 32GB variant will be a good option for people who steered away from Mi4i just because of the memory constraints.
The company is also tossing in a few deals like free Mi coupon worth Rs 500 on every purchase of Mi4i 16GB and continued discounts on Xiaomi Redmi 2. Additionally, they will also be launching a high end Mi Headphones on 23rd of July.
The Xiaomi Mi 4i features a 5-inch FHD display that offers a pixel density of 441ppi. Under the hood lies a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 clocked at 1.7GHz and paired to a 2GB of RAM. Camera department is handled by a 13-Megapixel primary sensor and a 5-Megapixel secondary sensor. The phone supports 4G LTE on both the SIM slots and is backed by a 3120 mAh battery pack.
Xiaomi Mi 4i began with a rocky start as users complained about the overheating issue associated with the Snapdragon 615 nudging Xiaomi to release a software update that seemingly fixed the same.
Now that the Mi4 16GB is also priced at Rs.14,999, it’s natural to be confused about which of the two phones to choose. Mi4i scores over Mi4 by having dual-SIM and 4G capabilities with extra 16GB storage at that price, while Mi4 has an IR blaster, better build, better display and much better battery life. So it all boils down to what you value more. If you are still confused between the Mi4 and the Mi4i, you can check out our comparison video.