Xiaomi Co-founder and President Lin Bin has confirmed that the company's Mi 4c smartphone will be launching on September 22, in line with the previous reports
Announcing the news via a Weibo post, Bin also revealed that the Xiaomi Mi 4c will be available in two variants - 2GB of RAM with 16GB storage and 3GB of RAM with 32GB storage. Shortly after, the company officially posted details about the Mi 4c launch on the MIUI forums.
The new variant of the Mi 4, the Mi 4c, has been leaked before on several occasions. Similar to the majority of Xiaomi devices, the upcoming Mi 4c is said to be available in China first, and then be rolled out to other regions. The smartphone is expected to be released in the first week of October.
Xiaomi Today reports that the Mi 4c will be priced at a starting price of CNY 1499 (approximately Rs. 15,650) for the 16GB model, while the 32GB model is said to be priced slightly higher.
The leaks so far have tipped that the Mi 4c will be placed between the flagship Mi 4 and affordable Mi 4i (seen above) smartphones. The yet-to-be-launched Xiaomi Mi 4c's retail box was leaked, tipping a Snapdragon 808 processor apart from other details. Other rumoured specifications include a 5-inch full-HD display; 2GB of RAM; 16GB storage, and a 3080mAh battery. A 13-megapixel rear camera is listed on the retail box as well alongside a 5-megapixel front camera.
Based on preliminary leaks, the Xiaomi Mi 4c may become the company's first smartphone featuring USB Type-C support, possibly version 3.0. The handset is said to run MIUI ROM, most likely the recently released MIUI 7 build.
The Chinese company seems to have a lot of surprises up its sleeves in the next few weeks, as the company's Brand Marketing Director recently posted an image on Weibo of Chinese yuan currency notes in a hand with a caption that said (translated), "Next week, there will be a few surprises from Xiaomi, which are going to solve life's most important questions."
While there is no word what Xiaomi has up its sleeves for this week, we can expect a price cut announcement on some of the Xiaomi handsets. There can be also new devices launched by the Chinese company.
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