MI has Launched Xiaomi Redmi 4 in India at an event in New Delhi, Today. It is the successor to highly successful Redmi 3s and 3s prime, which set a record for selling 4 million units. Redmi 4 has got the major refinement in the design department and also with added fingerprint sensor for the entry level variant.
Amazon is going to be the retail partner for the device, along with MI.com. Today, the company has announced the variants, pricing and availability details of the smartphone. Get down for more information
Specifications of Redmi 4:
Redmi 4 has a 1.4Ghz Octa-core Snapdragon 435 coupled with Adreno 505, 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass design, and runs the Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the MIUI 8 skin, which will get Android 7.0 Beta update. As other Redmi Devices, this also comes with a hybrid dual-SIM setup, so you can swap the microSD card (up to 128 GB) to use the second SIM card. Also, a fingerprint sensor on all the variants for an added security.
The camera on the rear has 13-megapixel resolution with f/2.2 aperture, 5-lens system, PDAF, and dual-LED flash. The selfie camera has a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and the battery capacity if 4100mAh, with some fast-charging support.
Pricing and Availability:
Redmi 4, comes in 3 variants 2GB RAM+16GB Storage priced at INR 6999, 3GB+32GB priced at INR 8999, 4GB+64GB priced at 10999. The smartphones will be available starting from the 23rd May via Weekly sales. The Company today announced that all the Redmi devices would be available through MI Home, the first one launching in the Banglore on 20th of this month.
Initial Thoughts on Redmi 4:
There no much changes in the specs compared to the 3s and 3s prime except for the design. Although processor has slight upgrade from the Sd430, we can barely notice the difference in day to day use. There no much surprise. As expected it has a capable processor and a large battery as it predecessor. Now the Design resembles Note 4, MI added the 2.5D glass on all metal built device. The device also has rounded edges, flat sides and a 5-inch display to make the one-handed use comfortable. It is not sure if the cameras as same the ones used in 3S and 3S prime.
Surprisingly, The 4GB+64GB variant competes with the company’s own Redmi Note 4, which has an overall better specs. So, This is not the significant major upgrade, if you are an already Redmi 3S or 3S prime user. But, Redmi 4 is going to be pretty good and valuable device in its price segment. Are these refinements break the previous sales records? We don’t know either, let us together wait and watch.