Okay, so here comes the best educated guess about what may be coming on April 23 from Xiaomi camp. We had already told you that the Xiaomi doesn’t seem to be launching either Mi Note or Mi Note Pro in India that day because it’s a global event. Now a new Xiaomi device dubbed “Mi 4i” has been spotted in benchmark test results, which seems to be a new version of Xiaomi’s hit flagship Mi 4 and may be launched soon in New Delhi. The name of device ending in “i” also aligns perfectly with the hint that company left about the launch in its event invite with words “i IS COMING” as headline.
The device was first spotted by a Chinese website MyDrivers on the website of IDA, which stands for Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) database of Singapore. Next, the name was also found on a benchmark website GeekBench during the weekend.
And it’s not about the name alone – when a device is spotted on a benchmark site, a bunch of other details also come to light. Same has happened this time as well – aside from name some other “may be” features of Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship have also surfaced, and now we’re going to talk about them.
If benchmark results found on GeekBench are to be believed, Mi 4i may come with Android 5.0.2 Lolipop OS, 64-bit Octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.65GHz and 2GB of RAM. These specs make it a toned-down version of Xiaomi’s Mi4 flagship, which if priced aggressively may compete directly with Lenovo’s recently launched A7000. In case you’ve forgotten the specs of Mi 4 I would like to make you recall its hardware quickly – 2.5 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM.
The specs of Mi 4i also look similar to another unannounced Xiaomi smartphone codenamed “Ferrari,” which had also appeared in benchmark results last month. In that benchmark listing some other specs like 4.9-inch full-HD display and Adreno 405 GPU had also appeared along with 12MP primary camera, 4.8MP secondary camera and 16GB of built-in storage.
Nothing more (i.e. availability date, pricing) is known about the device yet, but as of now one thing is looking clear – if you’ve a budget higher than Rs. 15,000 then Xiaomi may fail to impress you on April 23 and move your mind away from Asus Zenfone 2. The top end flagship of Zenfone 2 is still looking the “granddaddy” of all other flagships for those who’ve a budget higher than 15k. However, what exactly happens that day will become clear on the day only. We’ll definitely keep you updated if more details unfold.