Xiaomi’s Mi 4c launches in China with USB-C and Snapdragon 808 power for just $200

Xiaomi’s Mi 4c launches in China with USB-C and Snapdragon 808 power for just $200

Xiaomi has unveiled the Mi 4c, its China-only flagship phone that’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 and retails at RMB 1299 (US$204).

Besides its hexa-core 64-bit 1.8GHz processor, the 5-inch 1080p handset also features an Adreno 418 GPU to handle gaming and video tasks.

A 13-megapixel rear camera offers 0.1ms focusing, while a 5-megapixel shooter graces the front of the device.

The Mi 4c will be available in a range of colors and two RAM and storage variants
The Mi 4c will be available in a range of colors and two RAM and storage variants

The Mi 4c has room for dual 4G SIMs and includes a Quick Charge 2.0-enabled 3,080mAh battery with a USB-C connector, first seen in a handset on the OnePlus 2.

The phone ships with Xiaomi’s Android-based MIUI 6 OS, and supports a new feature called Edge Tap that lets you knock once on its side to take photos, or twice to return to the home screen. The company says it will release an update with MIUI 7 in the coming weeks.

In addition, Xiaomi has also launched Mi Mobile, a new carrier service that offers on-demand roaming at affordable rates for prepaid and pay-as-you-go plans.

Mi Mobile

If you’re in China, you can get the Mi 4c in a range of colors at RMB 1,299 ($204) for the 2GB RAM with 16GB storage variant, or RMB 1,499 ($235) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB version, from the company’s site starting tomorrow.

➤ Mi 4c [Xiaomi]

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