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Xiaomi Mi 4 with Snapdragon 801 CPU and LTE support officially launches

By Lionell Go Macahilig & Sidney Wong - on 22 Jul 2014, 11:36pm

Xiaomi Mi 4 with Snapdragon 801 CPU and LTE support officially launches

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Xiaomi recently unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Mi 4. The Mi 4 sports a 5-inch, 1080p display and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz processor with 3GB RAM. It is powered by MIUI V6, which is expected to be released on August 16. It comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3080mAh battery. Storage-wise, the Mi 4 comes in 16GB and 64GB variants, and it seems that there is no memory card slot.

The Xiaomi Mi 4 supports two quick charging standards.

The Mi 4 has a metallic frame, which explains its launch tag line of "a journey of a piece of steel metal".

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The Mi 4 supports 4G LTE connectivity.

The Xiaomi Mi 4 also supports LTE CAT 4 speeds. <br> Image source: Weibo

The Mi 4 measures only 67.5mm wide, which makes it easier to be used in one hand. Based on the specs of the current 5-inch smartphones, its closest competitor is the Huawei Ascend P7 at 68.8mm. The Mi 4 also weighs 149g and its rear is resistant to water, oil, and fingerprints.

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 The 13-megapixel rear camera has an aperture of f/1.8 and is capable of 4K video recording. In addition, it has an intelligent flash feature that can combine the images taken before and after firing the flash to produce a dynamic effect. The front-facing camera is no slouch either; it has an aperture of f/1.8 and 80-degree wide angle lens. The cameras can be activated within 0.5 seconds and have zero shutter lag.

The 16GB Mi 4 is priced at around US$320 and the 64GB model will cost approximately US$400. 

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