The Mi 4i comes in white, blue, black, yellow, and pink.
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Last night, Xiaomi announced it's tackling the low-end phone market in India with a new product called the Mi 4i. It looks just a little like a certain Apple product, but the specs and pricing are what make this interesting. $205 (Rs.12,999) gets you a 5-inch 1080p LCD, an eight core, 64-bit Snapdragon 615, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, dual SIM support, and—perhaps the most eye-popping stat—a 3,120mAh battery.
Most companies only seem concerned with packing as big of a spec sheet into a phone as possible. The battery is often an afterthought (the Galaxy S6 has a 1440p screen and a 2550 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S5 had a bigger 2800mAh battery). The Mi 4i spec sheet strikes a balance we would like to see manufacturers hit more often—Xiaomi claims the device will last a day and a half. There's no telling how true that is until (unless?) we get our hands on one, which will be difficult since the device is only for sale in India.
The company says it "put considerable effort into fitting the highest battery capacity possible" into the device, which, frankly, is something all OEMs should strive for. The size doesn't seem to have suffered too much. At 7.8mm thick, it's still in the range of the ~7mm iPhone 6 and much thinner than the 9mm iPhone 5c. Again, to all manufacturers out there, we will gladly trade thinness for battery.