Pre-orders for Xiaomi’s latest flagship device, the Mi4, which was announced last week have surfaced on Italian site Mi-Itallia, but before you wet yourself thinking that Xiaomi are finally rolling their devices out to Europe you’ll probably be a little disappointed to read that this is actually the effort of a local importer who likely doesn’t have a partnership with Xiaomi – the “Apple of China.”
You’ll also be a little disappointed to read that the pre-orders are for the 16GB, non-LTE model which is all yours for 394.90 EUR (around £313). You’ll be required to pay the full amount up front and then wait for the device to land on your door. As for the arrival of the 64GB variant and the highly anticipated 4G LTE-enabled Mi4, no details have been given. For those of you in Italy, are you keen to grab the Mi4?
For those who missed the announcement, the Xiaomi Mi4 has been given the accolade of “the fastest phone in the world,” and to achieve this you’ll find a a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, and 3GB of RAM under the hood. Elsewhere the device boasts a 5-inch full HD screen, 13-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front cameras, all wrapped nicely in a stainless steel frame.
Right now the device is only officially launching in China, but we’re holding out hope that the Xiaomi will begin a western roll out soon.