Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced on Monday, July 20, that its flagship smartphone Mi 4i will be sold locally for P9,799.
Available in dark gray, the Mi 4i will be available for online sale on Lazada Philippines starting July 29. Its roll-out to offline channels will follow subsequently.
First launched in India in April this year, the new model features a 5? 1080p Full HD display with a unibody design.
A high-capacity 3120mAh battery powers the ultra-compact phone, a feat made possible by close cooperation with top suppliers such as Qualcomm, Samsung, Corning and Sony.
Xiaomi also announced an exclusive carrier partnership with Smart Communications to offer Mi 4i through its Surf Plus Plans postpaid lineup.
Additionally, users who purchase Mi 4i in non-telco retailers will receive a free Smart prepaid SIM bundled with the device.
The phone?s display has a pixel density of 441 PPI, and the all-new Sunlight Display dynamically adjusts the contrast of each pixel for clear images even under direct sunlight.
Xiaomi collaborated with manufacturing partner Foxconn to manufacture a motherboard that is one of the smallest and thinnest found in a phone this size, making space for a huge 3120mAh battery that can power through 1.5 days of normal usage.
Mi 4i comes equipped with a 2nd-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core 64-bit processor, 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 16GB of onboard Flash. It also features 4G dual SIM, dual standby slots.
With a 13MP f/2.0 rear camera, Mi 4i takes pictures with an HDR mode. The front-facing 5MP camera with an 80-degree wide angle lens is ideal for selfies, coupled with Beautify.
In a first for MIUI, Mi 4i ships with MIUI 6 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system.
Mi 4i will be available for pre-registration for Smart customers starting July 24. It will go on sale off-contract on Lazada starting July 29, while Smart stores and offline retailers will start selling it on August 1.Subscribers can register their interest to get the Mi 4i from Smart by visiting this site.