Xiaomi Mi 4c

Xiaomi's back to doing what it does best. The vendor has just launched the Mi 4c in China, offering incredible hardware for budget prices. The highlight is the Snapdragon 808 SoC, seen in high-end phones like the LG G4, which is now making its way to a handset retailing for 1,299 Chinese Yuan ($204).

This isn't the first time Xiaomi decided to stick a high-end SoC in an entry-level device. The Redmi Note 2, launched earlier this year, featured MediaTek's Helio X10 SoC, which was earlier seen in HTC's Quad-HD One M9+.

Notable specs of the Mi 4c include a 5-inch Full HD display, 13MP camera (Sony IMX258/Samsung S5K3M2) at the back with phase detection autofocus and two-tone flash, 5MP front camera, dual-SIM 4G, and a 3,080mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 tech and USB Type-C connectivity. There's an IR blaster as well, along with the ability to double tap to wake the screen.

Two variants will be available: an entry-level model with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage for 1,299 Yuan ($204), and a 3GB and 32GB variant for 1,499 Yuan ($235).

Display-centric features such as Sunlight Display and Night Mode have made their way over to the Mi 4c as well. The former is a mode that selectively increases brightness of the screen to boost outdoor visibility, while the latter reduces strain on the eyes by lowering brightness in low-light conditions.

As with most Xiaomi devices, the Mi 4c will be available in a series of colors, such as black, white, blue, pink and orange. At this stage, the phone is limited to China, but we'll let you know once we hear more about international availability.

Source: MIUI forums