Xiaomi launched its Mi 4i specifically designed for the Indian market earlier in the year and many were anticipating that the company would launch a model with more than 16GB storage. A page on the Xiaomi website now shows that the company is planning to launch a 32GB Mi 4i, with a slightly larger price tag of Rs 14,999 ($235).
The rest of the Mi 4i’s hardware remains unchanged from the prior launch. The handset features a mid-range Snapdraon 615 SoC, 5-inch FullHD display, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera and a 3,120mAh battery. There’s also dual SIM support, LTE and Android 5.0 on board.
The original 16GB Mi 4i launched with a price tag of Rs 12,999 ($205), so there is only a minor price difference for customers who need a little bit of extra space.
Xiaomi is planning to hold a sale for the 32GB model at 9am on July 28th. Eager customers can already pre-register for the sale over on the Mi website. It looks like the smartphone won’t be sold through e-commerce retails like Amazon and FlipKart this time, at least not yet, perhaps due to a limited quantity of stock. An open sale could appear at some point in the future.
The 32GB Xiaomi Mi 4i will be exclusively available in the Dark Grey colour option.