Xiaomi’s upcoming smartphone now has a confirmed launch date. The company has revealed that it will hold a launch event for the Mi 4c on next Tuesday, 22 September.
The Mi 4c has been circulating in the rumour mills for months now. While it is not yet confirmed, the Mi 4c’s recent entry into the Chinese TENAA certification body revealed that the Mi 4c will retain a very similar design and look to the Mi 4i from earlier this year, but with one major change: instead of a second-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset, the Mi 4c will feature a significantly faster Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor. This change is set to be a huge one, as the processor has been blamed as one of the main reasons behind the Mi 4i’s sluggish performance.
According to the TENAA submission, the Mi 4c will sport a 5-inch Full HD display, 2GB RAM, as well as 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras. With Xiaomi recently adding a 32GB variant of the Mi 4i, it probably wouldn’t be surprising to see the Mi 4c having a similar non-expandable storage option as well. And, if the teaser above is anything to go by, it may be that the Mi 4c may pack an even larger battery than the Mi 4i’s 3,120mAh battery.
The Mi 4i was Xiaomi’s first smartphone made for the international market, but there are murmurs that the company will be making the Mi 4c a China-only affair – at least for now. With just a few days to go before the event, expect a few more teasers from the Chinese company, before it reveals all next week.
(Source: MIUI Forums)