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Xiaomi Mi 4c official: Is this the ultimate mid-range phone?

by Jacob Kleinman | September 22, 2015September 22, 2015 6:30 am PDT

Xiaomi’s latest smartphone is finally official. It’s not the long-rumored flagship Mi5, but the company still has something pretty great to show off. The Mi 4c packs solid specs and some fancy features at an affordable price, making it a strong contender for best mid-range phone on the market.

Jumping right into the specs, the Mi 4c comes equipped with a 5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 808 processor, a 3080mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter and a USB-C connector with Quick Charge 2.0. Xiaomi’s offering the device for as little as 1299 RMB ($204) with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, though you can also upgrade to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage for 1499 RMB ($235).

The new phone is available is a variety of bright acrylic colors, including blue, pink, orange, white and black. The company’s even offering a USB-C adapter for just 5 RMB (that’s practically giving it away) so you can use the device with your old cords and accessories.

Alongside the new smartphone, Xiaomi also unveiled a colorful Mi Bluetooth Speaker. It features an aluminum body with a built-in subwoofer, an 8-hour 1500mAh battery and a microSD card slot for storing music directly on the device. It costs just 200 RMB (roughly $30).

Unfortunately Xiaomi still isn’t selling its smartphones outside of China and a few other countries. However, the company did start peddling other gadgets and accessories abroad earlier this year, so it’s possible that new Bluetooth speaker could be available in the U.S. and Europe soon.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...