We’re big fans of Xiaomi’s Mi4 handset. In our full review, we told you that the Mi4 is a premium device that offers up an excellent software experience at an affordable price. However, if we had one aspect of the device we could change, it would undoubtedly be the glossy-plastic build quality. Glossy plastic has a history of making devices feel cheaper than they actually are. Now it seems as though Xiaomi would like to help with that problem a bit.
Quite awhile ago, Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi, teased that some new back covers would eventually be available for the Mi4. Well, that day has finally come. The company has released six new wood back covers for the Mi4 handset that won’t feel so plasticky. The different color options include Rosewood, Black Apricot Wood, Wood Latte, Bamboo Bangkok, Walnut and White Oak.
At only 69 Yuan (~$11), these covers will bring a more natural, less plasticky feel to your device. Considering that a similar Bamboo back cover for the OnePlus One costs $50 (and they’re invite only), these covers seem to be quite a steal. If you’re looking to grab one for your own Mi4, visit the Mi Store link below to check them out for yourself.