Announcing the news, Xiaomi India said via its social channels, "To kickstart our birthday celebrations, we're introducing our Mi 4i 32GB, now with double the storage capacity and still our most compact innovation ever!" Xiaomi India is celebrating its first anniversary in the country and has announced that will reveal daily surprises for consumers from July 22-28.
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The company, as of now, has not revealed whether the Mi 4i 32GB model will be available only via Mi.com or will also be up for grabs via other online and offline retail partners. Currently, only Xiaomi's official site lists the 32GB model of the Mi 4i.
The Xiaomi Mi 4i was launched in India at Rs. 12,999 for the variant with 16GB internal storage (non expandable). It features a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) OGS Corning Concore IPS display; 441ppi; MIUI 6 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop; a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor; Adreno 405 GPU; 2GB of RAM; 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone flash; 5-megapixel front-facing camera; and a 3120mAh battery.
Last month, Xiaomi India revealed a new Dark Grey variant of the Mi 4i smartphone for the Indian market. The smartphone was made available initially via the company's own website, Mi.com/in.
It's worth noting that this was the first instance when Xiaomi India kicked off sales of a new phone via its own website.