Xiaomi has announced sales of 16GB and 64GB versions of its Mi 4 smartphone on February 24 in India with the price being set according to the version bought. The registration for the devices, which will sold on Flipkart, had already started last Tuesday.
While the Xiaomi Mi 4 16 GB goes on sale at 3 PM, the 64 GB variant is available from 5 PM. (Read Xiaomi Mi 4 review)
While the 16 GB variant Xiaomi Mi 4, which costs Rs 19,999, has already gone through sales twice, the upcoming sale will be the first time the 64GB version, priced at Rs 23,999, will be available to Indian customers.
The second round of Xiaomi Mi 4 sales was held on Flipkart on February 17 with the $45-billion Chinese smartphone maker making 35,000 handsets available for the round. However, there has been no communication from Xiaomi on numbers of units sold. With more than 3.5 lakh registrations for Xiaomi Mi 4 on its maiden sale on February 10, the company had sold out Mi 4 stocks in 15 seconds flat.
The 5-inch phone is available on flash sale every Tuesday through the company’s exclusive channel partner Flipkart.
Xiaomi has failed to impress with the price tag, given the limited internal storage available to the base model (at Rs 9,999) and the lack of 4G support. It would have been a better deal if Xiaomi offered the 64GB 4G variant of the Mi 4 smartphone at Rs 19,999.
Xiaomi Mi 4 will have competition from OnePlus, which has launched the 16 GB variant of its successful OnePlus One smartphone in India at a price of Rs 18,999 on Amazon. Mi 4 is also facing being challenged by Samsung, which has slashed the price of Galaxy S4 and is now selling the premium phone at Rs the price point of Rs 17,999 on Amazon.in.
Specs-wise, Xiaomi Mi 4 is powered by a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor and is equipped with 3GB of RAM and runs on a heavy duty 3080 mAh battery. Mi 4 also includes a 13-megapixel rear camera (4K video recording) and an impressive wide-angle (80 degree) front-facing camera of 8 megapixels, both with an unprecedented f1.8 aperture.