For the past few weeks, we have been hearing a few rumors that the Chinese variant of Mi4i will feature a better processor than Snapdragon 615 that currently powers the device. It was said that the phone will be called as the Xiaomi Mi 4C, where C stands for China. In Mi4i, the ‘i’ reportedly stood for “International”.
Now, things are somewhat clear, thanks to the TENAA listing of the device. The Xiaomi Mi 4C supports all the three network carries in the country, thanks to its TD-LTE/ TD-FDD/ TD-CDMA/ WCDMA/ CDMA2000/ CDMA 1X & GSM standard support.
Specs wise, there’s one major difference. Instead of the Snapdragon 615 octa-core chip that powers the Mi 4i, the Xiaomi Mi 4C will come with the six-core Snapdragon 808 clocked at 1.8GHz. There will be 2GB of RAM on board along with a 13MP rear camera. Up front, there will be a 5-inch 1080p display along with a 5MP camera on top. Another difference in this new model will be the Android version, which is going to be Android 5.1.1 with MIUI 7 on top, instead of Android 5.0.2 on Mi4i.
Since the Xiaomi Mi4C has already passed TENAA, we expect a launch pretty soon. The pricing should be similar to the international version, so expect it to be around the 1299 Yuan mark.
Xiaomi is really stepping up its game in recent times. Snapdragon 808 is considered as a flagship level chip. It even powers the LG G4 flagship! So, getting this SoC in a mid-range device will really boost the performance of the handset.