Xiaomi unveils Mi 4C smartphone; Specs, Snapdragon 808 and USB Type-C

For those who don’t know (probably you do), Xiaomi announced a new smartphone last week. Named the Xiaomi Mi 4C, the device boasts a Snapdragon 808 processor, 2GB/3GB of RAM and a very affordable price tag.

Xiaomi Mi 4C

Xiaomi Mi 4C key specs:

  • 5.0 inch IPS Full HD display
  • 64-bit Hexa-core Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 (Quad-core 1.44 GHz & dual-core 1.82 GHz)
  • Adreno 418
  • 2GB/16GB or 3GB/32GB
  • 13 MP main camera, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 5 MP front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP
  • FM Radio
  • USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Dimensions: 5.44 x 2.74 x 0.31 in, 132 g
  • Android Lollipop 5.1.1 with MIUI 7.0
  • 3080 mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable); Quick Charge 2.0

In terms of specs, the Mi 4C uses a similar chipset as the LG G4. The 64-bit hexa-core Snapdragon 808 will surely make this phone fly just as fast. But the more interesting spec is the use of a USB Type-C 1.0 connector. It IS the next generation of connectors and it does make it future proof, but at the moment, it would also mean you would need to bring the USB Type C cable with you for charging (because you can’t borrow other micro USB cables). Anyway, it’s just a temporary situation as I’m sure more manufacturers will start using it as well.

In true Xiaomi fashion, the Mi 4C will be competitively priced.  The 2GB/16GB variant will go for RMB 1,299 (roughly PHP 9,600), while the 3GB/32GB will go for RMB 1,499 (around PHP 11,100). No news yet if it will come to the Philippines, but we are hoping it does reach our shores.

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Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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