Xiaomi Mi4i with SN808 for international market ???

1. Xiaomi Mi4i with SN615 causes heating problem.

Xiaomi Mi4i hit the market a few months ago and also drew much attention from phone consumers due to its specs, design and price. However, besides good comments, there have been complaints saying that the main processor of Mi4i, the Snapdragon 615, does not really work well. It is not as fast and cool as expected. After being informed of the problem, Xiaomi manufacturer announced the updated MIUI v6.5.50 to fix the Mi4i’s overheating issue. Nonetheless, we wonder if Xiaomi wants the Mi4i to be known worldwide, will they change their strategy? Say, by switching to another SoC for the device?


2. A new phone called Xiaomi Libra appeared on Geekbench Benchmark.

We notice that recently there has been a Xiaomi smartphone spotted on the Geekbench benchmark website. It is named Xiaomi Libra, sporting the premium Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset and 2GB RAM. In fact, Xiaomi Libra was not listed on the Xiaomi roadmap 2015. As a result, we do not think that it will be a brand new product from Xiaomi.


On the other hand, the SN808 is slightly slower than the Snapdragon 810 chip, so we do not think that Xiaomi will use SN808 for their famous upcoming flagship Xiaomi Mi5. If not, are they just simply going to introduce a new phone called Xiaomi Libra for the local market? Not very long after the Mi4i launch and before the Mi5’s big day?

3. The limited availability of Xiaomi Mi4i on international markets.

As far as we know, even though Mi4i has been going on sale for months in its home country, it has been not very popular on other markets outside China. To explain this situation, the leading Chinese Industry Analyst – Pan Jiutang claimed that Xiaomi has been working on something more powerful than the original Xiaomi Mi4i, something that would probably be powered by the premium Snapdragon 808 chip. Anyhow, we are not sure how they will call it for now.

Xiaomi Mi4i

4. A possible conclusion to make is that…

…the plan of changing the chip is possibly for the international availability of Xiaomi Mi4i. And that could be a wise choice since Xiaomi Mi4i has been known to be a good smartphone with a better than average build and display. If they can solve the problem caused by the processor, Mi4i would become even worthier. Xiaomi Mi4i with SN808 for international markets does not sound bad at all!