Xiaomi Cuts the Price of Mi4i to Rs 11,999 in India

Xiaomi has been notorious for cutting and chopping down the prices of the smartphones in India in order to boost the sale and clear their stocks. We saw it with the Mi3 last year as well as with their current flagship Mi4 this year, when the 64 GB version of the phone was dropped down to Rs 17,999 from a launch price that was north of Rs 20,000. While these discounts really help Xiaomi bring new customers on board as they are able to pick up tried and tested phones for values that are lower than their launch prices, they do leave a bit of a sour taste in the mouth of those who picked it up in the launch batch.

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And looks like the practice will continue as the official price of the Mi4i has now been dropped to Rs 11,999 for the 16 GB version. The new prices are live for the device at all the usual places including the Mi website, Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal. So far the best price of Mi4i in India for the 16 GB version was Rs 1,000 more at 12,999. The 32 GB version of the phone interestingly is not even listed anymore on Flipkart, though the old listing on the official website still shows the phone to be at Rs 14,999.

The device comes with a 5 inch 1080 P display and is powered by Snapdragon 615 SoC. There is support for Dual SIM, both of which are capable of latching on to LTE. It comes with 13 MP rear camera and Android 5.1 out of the box running MIUI 6.

Xiaomi Mi4 64 GB Variant will be Available in India from February 24th

When Xiaomi announced the Mi4 in India, the device was greeted with plenty of jeers. These were not for the device or the OEM per say, but mainly cause the people were generally upset that Xiaomi did not bring the higher storage capacity variant, which is the 64 GB One to the market. Given the large size of the ROMs on the modern day Android smartphones, a 16 GB phone generally leaves the user with barely about 11 GB to play with and that is never enough. Add to the fact that the Mi4 has no expandable storage and you understand why the people were not generally too happy about the way things panned out.

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However, Xiaomi did promise to bring the Mi4 in the 64 GB variant to India and it looks like they have once again delivered on their commitment. The 64 GB variant will be available starting on February 24th in India and will set you back by about Rs 23,999 which is about Rs 4,000 more than the 16 GB variant. It is in stark contrast that the difference between the two models of the Mi4 and the iPhone 6 Plus, where you need to pay Rs 10,000 more for multiplying your storage by 4.

The device despite the bumped storage will still be a 3G variant only and will be available only in white color. You will be able to register for the sale of the same soon on Flipkart.