Xiaomi is making the 16GB and 64GB variants of the Mi 4 smartphone available for purchase in two separate flash sales on Tuesday via Flipkart. The Chinese company has not announced how many units of each variant will be available for the sale.
Update: Xiaomi India Head Manu Kumar Jain posted on Twitter that it took less than a minute for the 64GB Xiaomi Mi 4 to go out of stock in its first sale. No details about how fast the 16GB variant went out of stock were provided, nor the number of units that were on offer of both variants.Registrations for both sales (2pm IST for the 16GB variant, and 5pm IST for the 64GB variant) ended on Monday. Notably, this is the first time the 64GB variant is being offered in India, after the smartphone was announced in the second week of February.
The 16GB Xiaomi Mi 4 is priced at Rs. 19,999, while the 64GB Mi 4 is priced at Rs. 23,999. The first flash sale for the 16GB Mi 4 saw 25,000 units go out of stock in 15 seconds, while Xiaomi never provided figures of how many units were up for sale (or how fast they went out of stock) in the last flash sale.
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The previous Mi 4 flash sale also saw the company crack down on profiteers, cutting down on the time to buy the phone for those who added the phone to their carts. Users now have only half an hour to complete the purchase, as opposed to 4 hours earlier, which gave people enough time to 'sell' the unit to others for a premium and have it shipped to the buyer directly via Flipkart.
The Xiaomi Mi 4 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with the company's MIUI 6 skin on top. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz alongside 3GB of RAM. The Mi 4 sports the same 5-inch full-HD display (1080x1920 pixels) found on the Mi 3; although this time the company has used a JDI OGS full lamination display.
There is a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera on the Xiaomi Mi 4, with both sporting Sony's stacked CMOS sensors. The smartphone is backed by a 3080mAh Li-ion battery.