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Xiaomi Mi 4c Will Be The First Smartphone To Have USB Type-C

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Xiaomi, a privately owned electronics company and one of the top four smartphone manufacturers in the world, may launch a new mobile device on September 22 in an event that will be held in Beijing.

The Chinese company is expected to debut the Mi 4c, its first offering that will feature a USB Type-C connector, which accommodates faster data transfers. With Quick Charge 2.0, it can charge the speculated 3,000+ mAh battery pack up to 60 percent in just 30 minutes.

The Type-C connector was confirmed through a recently posted image by Xiaomi co-founder Bin Lin. The image also suggests that a micro-USB converter, which would facilitate data transfer and charging on micro-USB cable, will be shipped together with device.

According to rumors, the phone will have two variants. One will come fitted with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of on-board storage. The other will have higher specs and will be equipped with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage capacity.

Both variants are expected to have the same SoC, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core clocked at 2 GHz, which is capable of 4K playback with H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC) formats. The chip also allows a 2560 x 1600 maximum resolution.

Along with 4G LTE connectivity, based on Xiaomi's previous release, Mi 4c will probably have a 5MP front camera and a 13MP main one. And just like most of the smartphones released this year, it will ship out with Android Lollipop 5.1.1. The OS will be layered over by the manufacturer's MIUI 7.

According to AndroidCentral, only 100,000 units of the Mi 4c will be produced in order to maintain sales momentum prior to the arrival of Mi 5.

Xiaomi Mi 4c will cost between $235 dollars and $250, depending on the variant. It is, however, not yet clear whether the phone will be available to the U.S. market.

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