Xiaomi might launch a 4.3-inch smartphone to compete with Apple iPhone SE


Reportedly Xiaomi, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, is working on a handset to compete with the recently released Apple iPhone SE. Rumors suggest that the smartphone hosts a 4.3 inch screen like the one featured in the iPhone SE.

Even though the alleged smartphone might feature a smaller screen, the internal components are a whole different story. 4.3 inch Xiaomi smartphone is rumored to host the top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. Other features include HD display, fingerprint scanner, 13 megapixel sans OIS rear shooter, 3GB of RAM and 32 GB on internal storage capacity. You might get all of this stuff for just RMB 1,799 (around $275). The source further claims that the smartphone will be unveiled this June.

See also: A new smartphone to be unveiled on March 31 by Samsung India

The iPhone SE which was officially revealed few days earlier features a 4 inch 1136 x 640 pixel resolution Retina display. These amount of resolutions provide a pixel density of 326 ppi. Moreover, the iPhone SE will come with a new feature called Retina Flash. This feature allows the screen of the iPhone to become 3x brighter than normal to provide a Flash like affect, therefore you can take better selfies in low light conditions. You can check out the specifications of the smartphone in the table below.

SpecsTypeApple iPhone SE
BodyDimensions123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in)
Weight113 g (3.99 oz)
DisplayType LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size4.0 inches
Resolution640 x 1136 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)
PlatformOSiOS 9.3
ChipsetApple A9
CPUDual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
GPUPowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics)
MemoryExternal SDNo
Internal Storage16/64 GB
CameraPrimary12 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Secondary1.2 MP, f/2.4, 31mm, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
Features1/3" sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps
CommunicationWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE
NFCYes (Apple Pay only)
Infrared PortNo
USBv2.0, reversible connector
FeaturesFingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BatteryCapacityNon-removable Li-Po 1642 mAh battery
ColoursSpace Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold

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