Xiaomi Mi 4c goes official with Snapdragon 808, USB Type-C, $205 starting price

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Even though Xiaomi’s latest “true” flagship phone, the Mi 4, has turned one recently, the up-and-coming Chinese manufacturer opts for unveiling yet another robust mid-range Android soldier rather than the oft-leaked high-end Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus.

Of course, the Mi 4c has itself made the rumor rounds lately, with the speculated September 22 introduction date obviously right on the money, and a surprisingly swift commercial turnaround on deck.

Starting tomorrow, September 23, budget mobile consumers in China will be able to score the Mi 4c from mi.com, paying the equivalent of $205 (Yuan 1,299) for a model with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, or $235 (Yuan 1,499) in order to bump that up to 3 and 32 gigs respectively.

As you’d expect, there are no words on Western availability just yet, but one of these days, Xiaomi must pursue its American dream. It’d be a shame if it didn’t, as $205 buys you a colorful, sharp-edged, slim-bezeled Snapdragon 808 powerhouse here, with specifications in tow that command prices north of $300, sometimes $400 stateside.

Xiaomi Mi 4c USB Type C

The SD808 chip, for instance, is the same found inside the “premium” LG G4, and the 5-inch 1,080p display is by no means a pushover, shining under sunlight (no pun intended), and offering a night reading mode.

Then you have a solid pair of 13 and 5MP cameras, hefty 3,080 mAh battery with QuickCharge 2.0 technology, reversible USB Type-C connector, convenient microUSB to C adapter, 4G dual SIM capabilities, and modified Android 5.1 software including a series of proprietary add-ons.

Aesthetically, the Mi 4c looks like a carbon copy of the Mi 4i, measuring the exact same 138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm, and tipping the scales at an awfully similar 132 grams. The selection of paint jobs ranges from classic black and white to snazzy blue, pink, and orange.

Source: MIUI Forums

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