Snapdragon 808 powered Xiaomi Mi 4s announced in China

by: Robert TriggsFebruary 24, 2016

Xiaomi Mi 4s

Today, Xiaomi has unveiled its new Mi 4s smartphone at a launch event in Beijing, China. The handset again looks to be bridging the gap between the mid and high-ends of the market, offering a number of hardware improvements over last year’s Mi 4i.

First up, the Xiaomi Mi 4s has moved on up to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, a hexa-core chip that appeared in last year’s handsets like the LG G4 and the Nexus 5X. The smartphone is also now equipped with 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal memory, and has a new microSD card slot, giving it additional memory options over the Mi 4i as well.

The display remains a 5-inch 1080p panel, but users won’t have many complaints with a pixel density of 441ppi. There is a familiar 13 megapixel rear camera with phase detection auto focus and dual-tone LED flash, which is accompanied by a 5 megapixel front facing camera.

Xiaomi Mi 4s colors

Xiaomi isn’t skimping on extras with the Mi 4s either. The handset now features a fingerprint scanner, opening up new security options.  The phone packs a 3,260mAh non-removable battery, which can be quickly juiced up using Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology. There’s also a USB Type-C connector on the bottom of the phone.

The Mi 4s seems like it will fit nicely in between the company’s older Mi 4 flagship and the new flagship Mi 5. The handset will be priced at CNY 1,699 ($260) when it goes on sale on March 1st. Color options include Black, Gold, Purple, and White.

  • name

    quick charge 2.0 does not support usb type c

  • gg

    The second picture is a fake piece of photoshop by Xiaomi. They removed the black plastic ‘bezel’ around the screen on the second picture while it’s there in the first picture. I bet it isn’t even that flat as they show it in the second picture. $260 you say? Looks more like $180 to me.

    • Airyl

      The first picture is of a black phone, hence why there’s a black bezel.

      The second is of a gold phone, thus the borders around the display are gold.

      Did you seriously need someone to explain this?

      • Armaan Modi

        yeah,hahahaha xD :D

      • gg

        Not like that, in the first picture you clearly see that between de screen and de aluminium-casing there’s this black-plastic-casing/shell. In the second picture it is removed. Anyway, the Oneplus One, Two and the X has this ugly design flaw too.

    • neonix

      Lol, fail.

    • Reed

      You tried

    • Koji


  • Markoff

    no NFC?

  • neonix

    This actually looks really nice! The 808 is a great chip and the battery is a great size for a 5″ phone. Plus microSD, fingerprint reader, and USB type-C.

    Now if only the damn thing would support US LTE bands… I’d buy one in a heartbeat.

    Also very curious how that purple model will look.

    • Koji

      This what it looks like, credits to miui forum

      • neonix

        Ah, poop. I had a small glimmer of hope that it’d be like the deep royal purple that Sony used to use on the Xperia (Z, Z1, and Z2), but pink makes more sense.

        Thanks for showing me though!

  • Reed

    I actually want on of these. I’d buy one if I could. I doubt they’ll ever come to Western markets though.