When Xiaomi announced the Mi 4 last summer, the Chinese smartphone maker also unveiled a handful of replacement back covers for it made out of wood. And now these have finally become available to purchase, at least in China.
If you're there, own a Mi 4, and would like to change things up, you can buy one of six wood back cover models for CNY 69 - that's just $11 or 9 at the current exchange rates, by the way.
With this move, Xiaomi follows in the footsteps of Motorola and OnePlus. The former was probably the first company to introduce wooden back covers for a smartphone recently, while OnePlus has tried to do something similar with bamboo backs for the One, but eventually had to give up.
Despite the incredibly long delay, Xiaomi hasn't given up and now offers you an interesting way to quickly customize your Mi 4. The six wood back cover models are being sold through the company's official store in China.
There's no word yet on whether they'll be sold elsewhere too, but with the Mi 4 launching in India soon we assume there will be demand for them over there as well. And if Xiaomi doesn't take these accessories outside of China, then unofficial resellers surely will.
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