Xiaomi Mi 4c news: infrared port may feature USB Type-C, device expected to arrive September 24

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The new and upcoming Xiaomi Mi 4, while expected to be unveiled later this month, is still hot on the rumor mill, as new information becomes available about the new device from the Chinese manufacturer.

According to a report by Xiaomi Today, the upcoming Mi 4c smartphone is expected to come not only with a USB Type-C port, but also with an infrared port as well. However, the report said that this infrared port in the device will not be used for connectivity purposes, but rather for security purposes. No other details were given as of the moment.

The Xiaomi Mi 4c was previously spotted listed on Oppomart, Oppo’s online store. As shown in the listing, runs on a 1.8GHz 64-bit hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, with an Adreno 418 BPU for graphics performance. It sports a 5-inch wide Sharp/JDI display, with a 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution and a pixel density of 438ppi. It packs 2GB worth of LPDDR3 RAM, along with 16GB of built-in internal storage. It was not made clear if the device will be supporting an external microSD expansion or not.

As for the camera, a 13 megapixels snapper graces the back of the device, and it comes with a 5 megapixels front-facing camera selfies and video calling. The Xiaomi Mi 4c is powered by a 3080 mAh battery, and boots on Android Lollipop 5.1 with Xiaomi’s MIUI 7 running on top of it.

The device was reported to have an unveiling on September 24, while official sales will start on October 3. According to reports, only 100,000 units of the Mi 4c will be made available. As for its price, the Xiaomi Mi 4c is expected to be priced at around $200 to $220 per unit, and is said to be a filler in the gap before the launch of the new flagship, the Mi 5however, it is also rumored that the Mi 5 may come alongside the Mi 4c on the 24<sup>th.