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Xiaomi Mi 4c to launch next week and it gets USB Type C


The Mi 4c is the Chinese’s version of its compact Mi 4i flagship smart phone and it will be launched next week on 22nd September. As seen earlier, the Mi 4c gets a hardware upgrade with a Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core processor, which should make up for the performance shortfalls of its international version.

Apart from getting a faster processor, Xiaomi has also confirmed that it will use a future-proof USB Type-C connector.


If you’re worried about cable issues, Xiaomi has also posted that there will be a little nifty accessory that lets you charge using existing micro USB cables. So far it isn’t clear it the microUSB to Type C adapter comes included in the box, but do expect this to be priced cheaply if sold separately.

The rest of the specs are pretty much the same as before with a 5″ Full HD display, 2GB of RAM and the option of 16GB or 32GB of storage. For cameras, it would be utilising a 13MP main sensor at the back while the front gets a 5MP shooter. Battery is said to be more than 3,000mAh which is likely to be of the same capacity as the Mi 4i.

Xiaomi’s Weibo page has been teasing its upcoming event with the title “the prince is coming”. Since this is a Chinese market device, we are not too sure if it will be sold outside mainland China. Perhaps it could come as an enhanced version of the Mi 4i which currently runs on a Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB RAM. Hopefully the USB Type C connector port supports Fast Charge with faster data transfer rates.

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Alexander Wong