Xiaomi Mi 4i 4G LTE Smartphone Up for Grabs Again on Thursday
Xiaomi’s new Mi 4i 4G LTE-enabled smartphone will be going on sale again in India on Thursday. The third flash sale will commence at 2pm IST for registered users on Flipkart. Xiaomi India, at the time of writing, had not revealed the number of Mi 4i units that will be going on sale in the flash sale on Thursday.
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Unfortunately, the company never revealed the number of Xiaomi Mi 4i units that went on sale in the last flash sale as well as the time taken for the available handsets to go out of stock. The first flash sale saw 40,000 units going out of stock in 15 seconds.
Priced at Rs.12,999, the Xiaomi Mi 4i features a unibody polycarbonate build, and has a soft touch matte finish with an anti-grease coating. The Chinese company claimed that the Mi 4i featuring dual-SIM dual standby support is 12 percent thinner than theXiaomi Mi 4 and is also 13 percent lighter, at 7.8mm and 130 grams respectively. Both SIM card slots support 4G LTE connectivity, and the phone is compatible with LTE bands in India.
It sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) fully laminated OGS Corning Concore IPS display. The Mi 4i’s display has a pixel density of 441ppi, and a Sunlight Display feature that optimises the display for visibility under bright light. The smartphone runs MIUI 6 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
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It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor coupled with an Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone flash. It also packs a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Xiaomi Mi 4 bears 16GB of inbuilt storage, with no expansion slot. The Mi 4i includes a 3120mAh battery.
Xiaomi, in a move to improve its after sales service, announced a partnership with GadgetWood earlier this month. Under the partnership, GadgetWood promised a one-day repair service, which included pick and drop services for Xiaomi devices (smartphones and tablets) within a business day of placing the request for a fee of Rs. 99. The service is initially available in Delhi-NCR at the moment, but a Xiaomi spokesperson told NDTV Gadgets the company was “exploring opportunities to expand it to other cities in India