Chinese phone maker Xiaomi’s latest phone features a 5 inch, full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 3080mAh battery. In other words it’s got specs to rival some of the most powerful Android phones on the market.
But it’s priced to sell. A Xiaomi Mi4 with 16GB of storage will set you back just $320. The 64GB model goes for $400.
Both models should be available in China on July 29th.
Other specs include a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and 4G LTE, making the phone one of Xiaomi’s first to feature LTE support. It also supports GSM and HSPA networks.
The phone is also Xiaomi’s first to sport a stainless steel frame around the edges, although the front and back panels are plastic. Xiaomi will also offer a range of back covers that let you customize the device.
The Xiaomi Mi4 has a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display, 802.11ac Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, and GPS.
Xiaomi has a habit of offering high quality hardware at low prices. The company’s latest flagship continues that trend, offering specs you’d normally find in a smartphone that sells for twice the price. Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 or HTC One (M8) phones, for example, typically sell for around $600 and up.
Unfortunately the Mi4 probably won’t be available outside of China at launch. While Xiaomi is starting to offer devices outside of its home country the company doesn’t plan to enter the US market until 2015 and Xiaomi is just now getting around to offering last year’s Mi3 smartphone in India.