The Xiaomi-affiliated YI 4K action cam to launch in the US next week for $249 on Amazon

YI Technology - a Xiaomi-affiliated company - announced its 4K action camera not too long ago with specs that would have it closely competing with the GoPro HERO4 Black. The "US" version of the camera - the one intended for a Western market - has now been listed on YI Technology's Amazon page with offerings in both white and black color variations for $249, and another model with a "Selfie Stick & Bluetooth Remote" for $279 with information that it will be shipping on the 12th of this month.

Among some of the things that the YI 4K offers over the GoPro HERO4 Black includes a 2.19" LCD touch screen display, gyroscope and tri-accelerometer. As the name naturally implies, the action camera would be able to record 4K (3840px x 2160px) video at 30fps.

Some of the general, notable specs of the camera include:

  • Sony IMX377 image sensor (155° wide-angle lens with F2.8 aperture)
  • 1400mAh recharable battery
  • Built-in Bluetooth and 5GHz/2.4GHz Wi-Fi
  • Gorilla Glass on the camera's display

YI has flooded its YouTube page with action-centric videos captured with the YI 4K for those who'd like to get a first hand look at the camera's performance. The videos include mountain biking in California through to paragliding in Dubai, as well as Nismo drifting in London and various time lapse videos.

Neowin Editor Timi Cantisano has also acquired a review unit, so keep a look out for our review of the YI 4K action camera over the next couple of weeks.

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