Xiaomi Mi 4 features 5-inch 1080p display, stainless steel frame and $320 starting price

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| July 22, 2014

Xiaomi Mi 4 official

Android fans, you’ve now got another flagship smartphone at your disposal.

Xiaomi today introduced the Mi 4, its newest Android smartphone that boasts some impressive features. It’s got a 5-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a beefy 8-megapixel shooter on its front. Sandwiched inside of the Mi 4’s stainless steel frame is 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 64GB of storage, an LTE radio and a 3080mAh battery.

Just as we’ve seen with other recent Android phones like the Moto X and OnePlus One, consumers that pick up the Xiaomi Mi 4 will be able to customize their device with a replaceable back cover. Xiaomi plans to offer bamboo, wood, leather and stone-textured backs.

Xiaomi Mi 4 replaceable backs

The Xiaomi Mi 4 sounds like a respectable Android flagship so far, but perhaps what’s most impressive about the device is its pricing. Xiaomi will sell the 16GB Mi 4 at a price of CN¥1,999 ($322 USD), while the more capacious 64GB variant will cost CN¥2,499 ($403 USD). Preorders will begin in China on July 29. There’s no word yet on when or if the Mi 4 will make its way into other territories.

Alongside the Mi 4, Xiaomi today took the wraps off of its new Mi Band, a super-affordable fitness tracker. The water resistant Mi Band is priced at CN¥79 ($13 USD) and is capable of tracking movements and sleep patterns. It can also serve as an alarm by vibrating to wake you up in the morning.

Xiaomi Mi Band

Even folks not super interested in fitness or sleep tracking can get use out of the Mi Band. Xiaomi has enabled the Mi Band to unlock your phone when they’re near one another. The Mi Band is expected to last 30 days on a single battery charge.

What do you think of the Xiaomi Mi 4? Would you pick one up if it were offered in your home country?

Via Engadget (1), (2), Xiaomi (Google Translate)