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Unexpected Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 price is the biggest surprise of the night at the innovative phone's launch event

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 has a full-screen display and features Ultra Wide Band point-to-connect technology. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 has a full-screen display and features Ultra Wide Band point-to-connect technology. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)
Xiaomi has officially launched the Mi Mix 4 smartphone in China. Typically for devices in the Mi Mix series, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 is packed to the gills with innovations, including its camera under panel (CUP) technology, UWB connectivity, graphene heat spreader, and 108 MP HMX main camera sensor. Arguably the biggest surprise about the phone is the price tags for its four configurations.

Xiaomi has released the Mi Mix 4 smartphone, which is now available for pre-order in China. While the majority of the specifications and details for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 had already been leaked, the actual price for the smartphone had been kept secret, and even the most recent guesses were wide of the mark. While most expected the Mi Mix 4 to rival the Mi 11 Ultra in terms of how much it was going to cost, Xiaomi has surprised its legions of fans by revealing prices that will practically guarantee the Mi Mix 4’s success. The official Chinese prices, with current exchange rates (obviously not including regional taxes or market variances), are as follows:

Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 China USA UK Europe Australia India Singapore
8 GB + 128 GB 4,999 yuan US$771 £557 €658 AU$1,051 ₹57,370 SG$1,048
8 GB + 256 GB 5,299 yuan US$817 £590 €698 AU$1,114 ₹60,829 SG$1,111
12 GB + 256 GB 5,799 yuan US$894 £646 €763 AU$1,219 ₹66,568 SG$1,216
12 GB + 512 GB 6,299 yuan US$971 £702 €829 AU$1,325 ₹72,305 SG$1,320

The above currency conversions are simply for illustrative purposes only, but it’s still an astonishing and highly aggressive move by Xiaomi to price the Mi Mix 4 in such a manner, at least for its domestic market. It’s worth keeping in mind this is a premium flagship smartphone with a 20 MP under-display camera (UDC), Snapdragon 888+ processor, 108 MP main camera, 120 W wired charging support, Harman Kardon-tweaked speakers, and much more (full Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 datasheet in the drop-down box below).

Xiaomi has been hitting headlines lately because of its massive market movements: It wasn’t that long ago the Chinese OEM became the world’s second-largest smartphone company, and it even hit the top spot above Samsung as recently as June 2021. Presenting the Mi Mix 4 with its beautiful blemish-free AMOLED screen and 3.0 GHz-capable SD 888+ at the above price points almost seems like Xiaomi's way of thanking its incredibly loyal fanbase for its meteoric rise to the top (the company was only founded in 2010). It’s still an expensive phone, but if the Mi Mix 4 performs as well as its components suggest on paper, then it won’t be long before Xiaomi is celebrating yet another stunning sales smash.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 4

Display    
6.67″ CUP Full Screen Display
3D curved AMOLED, 2400×1080, 400 ppi (camera zone)
Supports P3 color gamut, JNCD≈0.34, dE≈0.40
120Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling, contrast ratio: 5,000,000:1, 10-bit TrueColor
Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10+
360° ambient light sensor
Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™

Processor    
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888+, up to 3.0GHz, AI performance improved by 23%**

Storage
LPDDR5 6400Mbps + UFS 3.1

Heat Dissipation    
1,232mm² large 3D graphene + 4,584mm² graphene + 5,070mm² graphite + 702mm² graphite

Rear Camera    
108MP main camera: 1/1.33″ HMX sensor, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel, OIS, 7P lens
13MP ultra-wide angle camera: free-form lens, FOV 120°, 6P lens
8MP periscope camera: 5X optical zoom, 50x digital zoom, OIS

Front Camera    
20MP CUP camera, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel

Connection    
UWB point-to-connect feature, Multifunctional NFC, IR Blaster

Battery and Charging    
4,500mAh battery with MTW technology
120W wired charging: 21mins to 100% in default mode, 15mins to 100% in Boost Mode*
50W wireless charging: 45min to 100% in default mode, 28min to 100% in Boost Mode*

Audio    
Custom 1014 linear top speaker, 1216P linear bottom speaker
SOUND BY Harman Kardon
Hi-Res Audio Certification
Hi-Res Audio Wireless Certification

Motor    
X-axis linear motor

Color    
Ceramic Gray, Ceramic White, Ceramic Black

Dimension and Weight    
162.65 x 75.35 x 8.02mm, 225g

Variant    
8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB and 12GB+512GB

*Data from Xiaomi Labs
**Compared with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
***Only applicable in Mainland China 
 

Mi Mix 4. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Mi Mix 4
Mi Mix 4. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Mi Mix 4
Mi Mix 4. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Mi Mix 4
Mi Mix 4 main camera specs. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Mi Mix 4 main camera
Mi Mix 4 in ceramic white. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Ceramic white
Mi Mix 4 in ceramic gray. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Ceramic gray
Mi Mix 4 in ceramic black. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Ceramic black
Mi Mix 4 prices. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Prices

Source(s)

Xiaomi official blog & Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 product page (in Chinese)

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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-08-10 (Update: 2021-08-10)