Xiaomi will show off the Mi4i - giving users a high resolution screen, upgraded design and offering the same high-quality build quality that has come to define the Chinese handset manufacturer.
The Mi4i is the new Xiaomi smartphone and it will compete with likes of Lenovo A7000, Huawei Honor 4X and many more. Xiaomi is holding a global event on April 23 in New Delhi, where it is expected to unravel the device in the presence of media and a select group of Mi Fans.
Xiaomi Mi4i Full Specification
Although there are still some unknown of the Mi4i aka Xiaomi Ferrari features and information, leaks show many of the key details that users can expect.
Our Xiaomi Mi4i roundup offers a closer look at the latest Mi4i features, specs and rumors as we move closer to the announcement and the device release.
Xiaomi Mi4i Rumor Roundup: Release Date
The Global Mi event is on April 23 in New Delhi. Fans will be able to watch the event live on YouTube - first for Xiaomi in India. We also expect an immediate release date following the announcement. Although there are no specific dates available yet, rumors suggest that the handset should be made available in India in the second week of May.
Xiaomi Mi4i Rumor Roundup: Display
Over the weekend the company has been dropping teasers about the Mi4i. One of the teasers has two images of Mona Lisa' painting - one pixelated and one clearly visible. In the meanwhile, rumors suggest that the Mi4i is likely to come up with a 4.9-inch Full HD display. In comparison, the original Mi4 has a 5-inch Full HD screen.
Xiaomi Mi4i Rumor Roundup: Battery
The second teaser image suggests that the upcoming Xiaomi Mi4i will pack large battery in a compact form factor. The teaser appears to confirm that the Mi4i is expected to boast a long battery life, although exact details have been kept under tight wraps.
Xiaomi Mi4i Rumor Roundup: Design
According to reports, the new Mi4i will continue a recent Xiaomi design trend and incorporate a more premium, plastic chassis. Meanwhile, Xiaomi hints that the handset will have a premium build quality in a teaser for the next Xiaomi device.
Xiaomi Mi4i Rumor Roundup: Camera
The camera in the Mi4i is also said to be receiving some updates, including a higher resolution 13-megapixel back camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for sharper selfies.
Xiaomi Mi4i Rumor Roundup: Processor
More and more premium Android phones have utilized chips from Qualcomm to power their devices. In this case, Xiaomi is said to use a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, paired with 2GB of RAM. In addition, it is also expected to come with 16GB of native storage.
Xiaomi Mi4i Rumor Roundup: Software
As with other new Android handsets, the Mi4i will run the latest version of Google's Android, version 5.0 Lollipop. Meanwhile, Xiaomi will continue its tradition of incorporating its custom MIUI interface on top of Android.
Xiaomi Mi4i Rumor Roundup: Price
Assuming that the Mi4 recently got a price cut, it appears that the Mi4 could be priced under Rs. 15,000, when it goes on sale in India.
We will update this article when credible rumours and leaks appear.