Xiaomi has unveiled the Mi 4S at an event in China ahead of the highly-anticipated launch of its flagship Mi 5 handset. The phone is being positioned as the sequel to the Mi 4 with a number of upgraded specs.
As such, the Xiaomi Mi 4S acts as a sort of bridge between the Mi 4 and the Mi 5; ideal for consumers who simply want an updated version of the former without paying more for the latter. The new handset is priced at CNY 1699 (roughly Rs 18000 or $260). Changes include a metal frame sandwiched between two layers of glass on either side.
The Mi 4S additionally has a fingerprint scanner and an infrared sensor. The phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a layer of the brand’s MIUI 7 on top. It carries a 5.5-inch screen which showcases its visuals in 1080p. The device’s daily operations are fueled by a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor working in tandem with an Adreno 418 GPU.
A neat look at the top specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 4S:
– OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI 7
– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– CPU: hexa-core Snapdragon 808
– GPU: Adreno 418
– Memory: 64GB, expandable till 128GB
– RAM: 3GB
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3260mAh
– Connectivity: 4G, VoLTE, dual-SIM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fiac, USB Type-C, GPS
In terms of memory, the dual-SIM Xiaomi phone packs 64GB of internal room and 3GB of RAM. It notably supports storage expansion via a microSD card slot, a feature which was missing from previous entries in the series. With regards to its camera skills, the company has fitted it with a 13MP main snapper with PDAF and dual-tone flash.
The Xiaomi Mi 4S is set to hit China on March 1 in black, gold, pink and white. We’ll let you know when it arrives in other countries.