Well, looks like there is still life to Xiaomi’s Mi 4 series. Just moments ago, the Chinese company has unveiled yet another addition to the family in the form of Mi 4S in a special launch event at Beijing.
With a chassis that is made from metal and glass, the Mi 4S runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and features 5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) display. It also contains 3GB of dual-channel LPDDR3 RAM, and 64GB eMMC 5.0 internal storage with support for microSD card.
Photography-wise, the Mi 4S comes with a 13-megapixels rear camera that also features 5-elements f/2.0 lens and phase detection autofocus tech together with 1080p and 120fps slow motion video recording capability. There is also a 5-megapixels front facing camera with f/2.0 85-degree wide angle lens.
Another interesting aspect of the new Mi 4S is that it also comes with fingerprint scanner on its back which seems to be in trend among smartphone manufacturers these days. The scanner is apparently protected with hardware-based ARM TrustZone security tech.
Built with infra-red module which allows the new Mi 4S to be used as remote control, the phones also supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi network with the help of MU-MIMO technology that is implemented into it. It also supports LTE Cat 9 alongside VoLTE.
The new smartphone also comes with USB Type-C port and the support for 9V/1.2A Quick Charge 2.0 technology. To round up its hardware package, there’s a 3,260 mAh battery within the new Mi 4s.
Priced at CNY 1699 (about RM 1,100), the new Mi 4S will be released in China on 1 March 2016. Surprisingly though, it was not mentioned at Xiaomi’s MWC 2016 press event which could mean that this particular model is meant only for China at the time being.