What’s a flagship device if it doesn’t come accompanied with a teardown treatment? Phoneradar recently published a teardown video of the Xiaomi Mi4i featuring Hugo Barra, to explain how the company managed to pack such amazing technology into the device.
The video starts off with Hugo Barra explaining the difference between the Mi 4i with other smartphones in the range. Hugo Barra then goes on to show off the motherboard of the Mi 4i, saying how it’s the smallest and densest motherboard the company has ever built. This allows for a bigger space for the battery – ever wondered how Xiaomi managed to packs such a large 3,120mAh battery under a 5” device? This is how.
The video goes on to show the one-glass-solution which packs the LCD, touch panel and glass into a single piece, allowing for a very slim device. The glass is a custom glass made by Corning, which has the same base composition as Gorilla Glass 3. Other things shown in the video includes the camera, which is the same camera used in the Mi Note, sunlight visibility demo, and more.
So, everything sounds great about the Mi 4i however, one of the biggest drawbacks is how it only has 16GB of non-expandable storage. Hugo Barra says the reason for that is that the dual-SIM slot already takes up a lot of space. Will Xiaomi launch the Mi 4i with 64GB of internal storage? Check out Phoneradar for the full interview.
The Xiaomi Mi 4i will go on sale in Malaysia in about May, how many of you are going to stalk Xiaomi Malaysia’s website to get this device? Check out our hands on post to find out more about the Xiaomi Mi 4i.