Xiaomi’s new smartphone will be official in a few days
The Chinese manufacturer has announced the launch of its new flagship Xiaomi Mi4 at an event on 22 July. Initially, it seemed that the company would present the MI3S on July 20, but they have decided to go ahead and have confirmed this new event on their website and on their Facebook page . They have published an image with the following information: “July 22nd, official annual launch event for Xiaomi. We are going to tell you the story of the journey of a piece of steel”. But what about the Mi3S then? With this new announcement now everything we knew about it would be attributed to the new Mi4.
On July 2nd, Xiaomi made the sales data official with some incredible figures: more than 26 million smartphones sold in the first half of 2014 alone , a figure that is not bad considering that their devices do not reach all parts of the world.
On the other hand, we should not forget that the Mi3, the company’s current star device, is about to complete its first year of life on the market and its technical characteristics are somewhat limited to compete with the most powerful Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Xperia Z2 or the LG G3.
The Xiaomi Mi4 would arrive with the Xiaomi Mi Band, its first wearable
According to the latest information, Xiaomi will hold a press event on 22 July to present the new Mi4. But this would not be the only device presented as the smartphone would be accompanied by the company’s first wearable, the Mi Band.
In this way, the company would put itself on a par with other large manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony or LG among others, which already have their clothing device proposals on the market.
We cannot overlook the various images that have been leaked over the last few weeks, which suggest a radical change in design . Some people think that the design would be similar to the iPhone 5s, others that it is more similar to the Xperia Z2… but the truth is that the manufacturer always opts for its own designs .
Possible characteristics of the Xiaomi Mi4
The Xiaomi Mi4 is expected to feature a 5.2-inch IPS display with a Full HD resolution of 1920×1,080 pixels, Qualcomm processor Snapdragon 801 or 805 , 4GB RAM and internal storage of 16GB expandable by microSD .
Other outstanding features include the 16 megapixel main camera with dual LED flash and optical stabilizer, 8 megapixel front camera, international 4G (LTE) technology and 3,050mAh battery. The design would also be most striking as they would use neither more nor less than steel as the manufacturing material.
Finally, it is believed that the Xiaomi Mi4 will be released for 1,999 yuan, which at the euro exchange rate would be approximately 235.
What do you think of this new terminal? Do you think it will be a tough competition for iPhone 6?