At the time of writing, the smartphone was already available to buy without registration on Mi.com and Flipkart. To recall, Xiaomi launched the Mi 4i at its Global Mi Premiere event in April, the handset was the company's first smartphone to have been launched outside of China. It was priced at Rs. 12,999.
Xiaomi Mi 4i (Review) features a unibody polycarbonate build, and has a soft touch matte finish with an anti-grease coating. The dual-SIM based smartphone supports 4G LTE connectivity, and the phone is compatible with LTE bands in India. It sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) fully laminated OGS Corning Concore IPS display. The Mi 4i's display has a pixel density of 441ppi, and a Sunlight Display feature that optimises the display for visibility under bright light.
The smartphone runs MIUI 6 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and supports 6 Indian languages - Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, and Tamil. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor coupled with an Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone flash. It also packs a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Xiaomi Mi 4 bears 16GB of inbuilt storage, with no expansion slot. The Mi 4i includes a 3120mAh battery, and supports a quick charge feature that charges the battery up to 40 percent in 1 hour, and 100 percent in 3 hours.