You all remember Xiaomi right? Even though it has produced some really interesting smartphones in the past, the Chinese company has “graduated” to the forefront of smartphone/tech related news once Google’s Hugo Barra left the Mountain View based company to become Xiaomi’s Vice President. Since then, the company announced that it has some really big plans for 2014.
Word of mouth is that Xiaomi will soon enter the US market, and non other than Steve Wozniak, Apple’s co-founder, has recently stated that the Chinese company “has excellent products” and that it’s “good enough to break the America market”. Sounds exiting doesn’t it? Well, we just stumbled on what appear to be the hardware specs of Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship (the Xiaomi Mi4), and boy, they really want to challenge the most powerful out there. Join us after the break.
According to the team behind the Antutu benchmark, what probably is a prototype of Xiaomi’s Mi4 has entered the software’s database with the following hardware specs: a Snapdragon 800 SoC (MSM8974 AC – the most powerful version, expected to be at the core of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 or HTC’s One sequel) clocked at 2.46GHz, a display with a resolution of 1920×1080, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP main camera accompanied by a very powerful front facing shooter (8MP), and 16GB of internal storage.
The benchmarked Mi4 prototype was running on Android 4.3 (will probably be released with Xiaomi’s MIUI skin on top) and it had support for China Unicom’s WCDMA network (it will most likely also sport 4G LTE support).
We have to admit, the Xiaomi Mi4 shapes to be quite a powerful device, and since this is most likely a protoype, things can only get better (a QHD screen maybe?). What do you think? Would you be interested in Xiaomi’s products if the Chinese manufacturer will expand outside of Asia? Let us know in the comments section.