The Mi 4 is finally out in the open

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Just this week, Mi finally announced their newest flagship device, the Mi 4. Details had been leaked in the days leading to the launch, first and foremost regarding the device’s metal construction. That much was correct, as were a few other speculations, not the least of which was LTE connectivity, at least for the LTE networks available in China.

The Mi 4 runs the Android 4.4.3-based MIUI 6 (which will also be made available in a fortnight), and has a five-inch screen in a body that measures 5.48×2.7x.35 inches, and weighs 149 grams, even with the metal construction. The IPS screen has a pixel density of 441 ppi, and a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. If the previous Mi flagship is anything to go by, this is going to be a gorgeous screen.

Imaging is handled by a 13MP main camera with an an f1.8 aperture and LED flash. It also has an 8MP front camera for video calls, and if you aren’t quite sick of selfies just yet.

Under the hood, it runs the monstrous Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, a quad-core Krait processor ticking away at 2.5GHz, an Adreno 330 graphics processor and 3GB of RAM. If battery life is a concern, the Mi 4 should put you at ease with its massive 3080mAh battery.

It does have LTE connectivity, though at the moment, it runs LTE that’s unique to China, though we do expect an international version before too long. It’s going to be available for well less than PHP20,000 when it hits the market, so it’s going to be a great deal when it finally lands on our shores, which it no doubt will. Are you excited? We sure are. We can’t wait to see what else they have up their sleeves.