Guess what’s new with the Xiaomi Mi4? It’s the price!

Guess what’s new with the Xiaomi Mi4? It’s the price!The race between Xiaomi and OnePlus to reign supreme in the flagship-killer space is heating up. First we have OnePlus coming out and saying that there will be no price increase for their most loved "One: smartphone in India (Rs 18,999 and Rs 21,999 for 16GB and 64GB respectively). It is now turn of Mi brand to make its move and it has decided to take the price cut route for its Mi 4, which is now available across the country at Rs 17,999 (16GB) and Rs 21,999 (64GB).

The same has been confirmed by company's recent tweet post which emphasizes on the 'price' factor, thereby making it attractive to people who were blown away by the proposition on offer from OnePlus.

Mi 4 comes in a 5-inch form factor equipped with Full-HD resolution display combined with Corning one-glass solution (OGS). Under the hood, it packs a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset with 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage running on MiUi 6 version. The phone weighs 149 grams and is just 8.9 mm thick, which makes it compact and light to carry around.

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The phone comes fitted with a 13MP rear snapper and 8MP shooter on the front. It comes loaded with a 3080mAh Li-Po battery that can be charged up to 60% in less than 45 minutes (we found it to be true). On the connectivity front, Mi4 is a single-SIM device offering 2G/3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS among others.

It isn't surprising to see Xiaomi cut down the price for Mi 4 in the country. Their quick moves to first; make it available across offline stores, then ditching its exclusive Flipkart deal to sell via Snapdeal and Amazon as well clearly highlighted their wrong approach with the product in India. But now with its price and varied availability options, Mi 4 has somewhat taken over from OnePlus One.

Can OnePlus make its next move and make the One available in India sans invite? Let's wait and watch.