Xiaomi unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, although the launch was somewhat overshadowed by the announcement of its move into the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market.
The new smartphone is called Mi4c, and targets its home market of China. As with its previous devices, it offers a relatively high specification for a competitive price: powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexacore processor, it has a 5-inch full-HD screen, 13MP main and 5MP front cameras, USB-C connectivity, and 4G dual-SIM for CNY1,299 ($204).
This standard device has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. A higher-spec version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage will cost CNY1,499.
Other features include a 3080mAh battery and infrared support to enable use as a universal remote. It also has an “edge tap” feature, which enables some user input by tapping the edge of the smartphone.
Xiaomi has already unveiled a device called Mi4i for international markets, which offers similar, but not identical specifications – it has a Snapdragon 615 octacore processor, and 3120mAh battery, for example.
The Chinese vendor also unveiled its MVNO effort, called Mi Mobile – details are here.