Xiaomi Mi 4’s Taken Design Cues from the iPhone?

Xiaomi just unveiled their most advanced 5-inch toy this week, the Mi 4, apparently the company’s fastest and most gorgeous Mi Phone they’re about to release massively.

Xiaomi Mi 4

Xiaomi Mi 4’s having Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 chipset rated at 2.5GHz, paired up with 3GB of RAM and a choice between a 16GB or 64GB flash memory. Its 5-inch display’s having full lamination, full HD 1080p screen resolution. Camera sensors are placed with Sony IMX214 and IMX219 for the 13MP front shooter and the 8MP rear, respectively.

MIUI 6 is set to come our way mid August this year, and Mi 4 may probably have the new skin on top of Android KitKat OS if we’re lucky. Hooking up online will also be like a breeze with 3G and with the 4G LTE variant, which is also expected to come later this year. Infrared is also included to add up Universal Remote functions designed for household appliances. Battery capacity is rated at 3080 mAh with quick charging at 9V/1.2A or 5V/2A.

Just reading those specs makes you drool, and with the phone build quality, a pretty amazing feat indeed. Though, we can’t help but notice some design cues that those stainless steel framing were somewhat taken from the iPhone 4. Well, we’re not actually complaining cause pointing it out just makes it too redundant. The iPhone have made its mark on those metal band design iteration and we can’t help if other phone makers follow through. Especially with how users have come to love that premium feel that comes with it as well.

So the design cues is great, though does the SIM slot really have to be single and the battery non-removable, too? It could be premium, but it’s one of the things we wish about iPhones to come up with, right? It may not be a deal breaker, though it seems like other than design, they’re adapting Apple’s marketing cues, too. Yup, a single SIM, a non-removable battery, and a non-upgradable memory, which sets price variants base on size of its flash memory included.

Well, Xiaomi Mi 4 has much to offer than for us to focus on trivial things. Not to mention its announced to sell approximately at Php14,000 for its 16GB version locally, and its 64GB version at about Php17,500 only. Specific release dates are yet to be announced.

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