Xiaomi Mix 4 presale stock is already snatched-up and supply will likely remain very limited
The Xiaomi Mix 4 (no Mi this time around) was unveiled a few days ago and is apparently already in very short supply. While we were under the impression that initial sales in China are scheduled for August 16, it has become clear that Xiaomi recently had a presale event, which quickly exhausted the first batch of phones on the company's home market.
The disappointment among eager fans, unable to secure a unit, was, so big that company president and senior VP, Lu Weibing took to Weibo to apologize for the inconvenience and shed some light on the situation.
Apparently, stock for the Mix 4 is, indeed, nearly depleted after the presale, with very limited quantities left for August 16, when official sales are still scheduled to kick-off. Lu expects those to move very quickly as well and continues to explain that due to limited Snapdragon 888+ supply and lower yields on the phone's premium ceramic back panel, supplies will be limited going forward as well. To be fair, historically, the Mix line has often been more of a signature, almost tech showcase kind of thing for Xiaomi, so limited availability is not entirely unexpected.
As a reminder, the Mix 4 is available in either an 8GB/128GB variant, or a 12GB/512GB one, for CNY 4,999 ($770) and CNY 6,299 ($970), respectively and is currently exclusive to China. There have been rumors of a potential international release, though, these supply and demand constraints on the Chinese market could put a wrench in that plan altogether.
Some highlights on the Xiaomi Mix 4 include an under-display 20MP selfie camera, beneath a curved 6.67-inch, FHD+, 120Hz AMOLED panel. An 1/1.33-inch 108MP ISOCELL HMX main sensor with OIS, 8MP periscope module with 5x optical zoom and 13MP ultrawide with a free-form lens. Running the show - a 4,500 mAh battery, with 120W wired charging and 50W wireless. There is also ultra wideband (UWB) support on board.
- 17 Aug 2021
You call ZTE is the first camera under display? Formally yes in China only but ZTE's camera is not worthed as selfie camera. All blurry. Premature technology for ZTE. Nobody want to use that phone for selfie and video call. And now xiaomi found ...
- 17 Aug 2021
More like needs 16gb The S888+ can handle 3 times more boatyard, since the Cpu never idels over 70% , forget about sustainable at 90%. Its even powerful in 2025 At 12 Watts S888 is power hungry like Arm A15 cores.
- 16 Aug 2021
We need a review and I will order that beauty