Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone brand, has announced a new smartphone in its home marketÂ today. Dubbed Mi 4c, the mid-range Android smartphone, is an upgraded version of the Xiaomi Mi 4i that was released in India earlier this year. The Mi 4c is priced at just $204 and $235 in China for the 16GB and 32GB variants respectively. It will be available in five colour options;Â blue,Â cool white, grey, pink, and yellow
The Mi 4cÂ features a 5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display, a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, 2G orÂ 3GB, 16/32GB internal storage space, dual-SIM card slot with 4G LTE connectivity, IR port, and a 3,00 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging support. It is also equipped with a 13-megapixel primary camera with phase-detection autofocus, dual-tone LED flash, 1080p video recording, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
On the software front, the devices runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based MIUI 6, and the company has promised that it will roll out MIUI 7 very soon. Xiaomi has included the Edge Tap feature that lets users tap on the side of the device to access shortcuts. For instance, double tap on the side of the Mi 4c can be set to go to the previous screen and the single tap can be set to capture an image while using the camera app.
An interesting feature about this smartphone is that it is equipped with USB Type-C port, similar to that of the OnePlus 2. The inclusion of USB Type-C is controversial since there are not many accessories that come with this new standard, so even the recently released high-end smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Sony Xperia Z5 do not feature it. To tackle this problem, the company is even selling a microUSB to USB Type-C adapter for just 5 Yuan (~$0.78).