After weeks of speculating the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 4c is finally here as the official unveiling this morning shows us all we need to know. At first sight, the Mi 4c has a striking resemblance to the Mi 4i which was launched in India a short time ago, but with one huge difference.

The Xiaomi Mi 4c launch today in China today brings out a higher end model than the Mi 4i starting with the Qualcomm 808 SoC. The Mi 4i sports a Qualcomm 615 chipset which is seen in many mid-range handsets compared to the must faster, and more efficient 808 processor. There has been huge consumer interest in Xiaomi’s latest launch maintaining the idea of introducing a high-end handset for an extremely low price.

Xiaomi Mi 4c Launch Official for $204 Sporting 5" Display and Qualcomm 808 SoC

For an equivalent of only $204, the price of the Mi 4c will gain the attention of both Xiaomi loyalists and new consumers alike. The high end specs led by the Qualcomm’s 808 processor which has been seen in many flagship handsets by LG, Motorola, and many others.

The official Xiaomi Mi 4c specs include the Qualcomm 808 SoC, 5” FHD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, 3GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera. There was speculation the Mi 4c would be offered in two variants including a 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM option, but only the 3GB option will debut.

Starting at only $204, you can pick up the Mi 4c with 32GB memory with a 64GB memory option only setting you back about $235. The Mi 4c will be Xiaomi’s first smartphone to feature the new USB Type-C connector. The new connector will be slowly replacing the standard micro USB connector that we’ve seen become the norm as it’s faster and allows for universal adaptability.

As of now, the Mi 4c is only available in China with no official word on the availability in other markets. It’s said that it won’t be launched in India anytime soon due to a lengthy dispute with Ericcson that has been going on for the past few years. With the official details finally made, it’s time to turn our attention to preorders which start today, and the official Xiaomi Mi 4c release date in China which should be October 3rd.