Riding high on its success of Redmi 3S, which had sold 40 lakh units in nine months, Xiaomi today unveiled its sequel the Redmi 4 in India on Tuesday, after almost six months after its launch in China.
Available in budget version, middle-end variant and a high-end version, the Redmi 4 has been priced for Rs 6,999 for the 2GB RAM and 16GB memory version, Rs.8,999 for 3GB RAM and 32GB memory version, while the high end version is available for Rs 10,999 for with 4GB RAM and 64GB memory.
To be sold online from May 23, 2017, the new Xiaomi smartphone Redmi 4 will be available in matte black and gold at its own website Mi.com/in and Amazon India.
As expected, the Redmi 4 runs Android Marshmallow-based MIUI 8, eligible for Android Nougat preview out-of-the-box, and supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) connectivity option with a 5-inch 720p display.
Powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor clubbed with Adreno 505 GPU, the Redmi 4 features a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, meant for selfies.
Since these smartphones are made in India, Xiaomi is able to cap the price at a cheaper than expected price tag for each variant, though it is available only in two variants. Also, this will be the first model to be sold in its Mi stores in many cities which are opened recently or being opened soon.
With smaller bezels, it has a 2.5D curved glass on the front and fitted in a metal frame, providing a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that the company claims is to enable unlocking the phone in just 0.3 seconds. It also claims that the phone is more thermal efficient compared to its rivals in the same genre as the Moto G5.
Other specs include an IR blaster that can be used in tandem with the Mi Home app to control smart home appliances. Xiaomi country head Manu Jain said, customers can also “pre-book a device from Mi.com/in between 16 and 19 May by paying a small token advance of Rs 1,000 and pick it up from Mi Home on May 20.”
Redmi 4 SPECS:
Model: Redmi 4
Color: Gray, Gold & Silver
Body materials: Metal
SIM card type: Micro-SIM + Nano-SIM
Number of SIM cards: 2
OS: MIUI (based on Android)
Chipset 1: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937
Chipset 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
Process technology: 14 nm & 28 nm
1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (x 4)
1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (x 4)
2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (x 8)
CPU bits:64 bit
CPU cores: 8
Qualcomm Adreno 505
Qualcomm Adreno 506
Storage type:eMMC 5.1
Card slot:microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)
Diagonal size:5.0 ″
Aspect ratio:≈ 16 : 9
1280 x 720
1920 х 1080
≈ 294 ppi
≈ 441 ppi
Primary camera (PC):13 MP
PC aperture:f / 2.2
Flash type:Dual LED
Secondary camera (SC):5 MP
SC aperture:f / 2.2
Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
Battery type: Non-removable Li-Polymer
USB: Micro USB 2.0