Xiaomi Redmi 4 with 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 625 SoC and 4,100mAh battery goes official
Xiaomi has been on a launching spree over the past couple of months. In September, the brand launched the Snapdragon 821-powered Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus smartphones. Most recently, the company unveiled the Mi Note 2 flagship, and the Mi MIX bezel-less concept smartphone. Today at an event in its home market of China, the brand has added a new budget smartphone to its portfolio with the launch of the Redmi 4, which comes as a successor to the Redmi 3S Prime (review).
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 flaunts a premium metal unibody design and a fingerprint sensor located at its rear. The phone sports a 5-inch display bearing a resolution of 1,920 × 1,080 pixels. It is backed by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, clubbed with 3GB of RAM. The storage capacity on board is 32GB, which can be further increased up to 128GB by inserting a microSD card.
The camera department includes a 13-megapixel primary shooter with a dual-LED flash and PDAF, and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. In terms of connectivity, the phone offers 4G, VoLTE, dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS. It’s fuelled by a beefy 4,100mAh battery. Software-wise, the device runs MIUI 8 based on Android Marshmallow.
The company has also launched a standard variant of the Redmi 4. This one comes with a 5-inch HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory. The rest of its specifications are similar to the high-end variant.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 has been priced at RMB 899, roughly Rs 8,880, and will be available in silver, grey and gold variants. Its Snapdragon 430-powered model will set you back by RMB 699, around Rs 6,900. The phones will go on sale in China starting November 7th. Looking at the popularity of the Redmi series, we expect the company to bring these phones to India soon.