After a series of many leaks and revelations, the Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi on Tuesday launched the Redmi 3S (3S Prime) successor, the Redmi 4, in India at an event in New Delhi. The Redmi 4 comes in three different variants based on their internal storage capacity, the 2GB of RAM with 16GB of internal storage of the new Xiaomi Redmi 4 will be available at a price tag of Rs 6,999, the 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of internal storage cost Rs 8,999, while for 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage option, you have to pay Rs 10,999. The device will be made available in Matte Black and Champagne Gold colour variants.
The new Redmi 4 will be exclusively available first at newly launched Xiaomi’s own retail outlet, MI Home store (Bengaluru) on Saturday, May 20 at 9 am IST. The sale for Xiaomi Redmi 4 will also be conducted on May 23 on e-commerce platform Amazon India and company’s own e-commerce website Mi.com. Beside this smartphone, Xiaomi also introduced its third Mi ecosystem product, dubbed as Mi Router 3C and this product will be sold via Mi.com and the Mi Home store.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 specifications and features:
In terms of specifications, dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi 4 smartphone sports a 5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display with a screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels. Redmi 4 is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor along with Adreno 505 GPU. In terms of memory, the phone is backed by a 2GB/3GB/4GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a dedicated microSD card slot. Talking about its software fonts, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with company’s MIUI 8 custom skin running on top of the device. The device also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometric security.
In terms of photography, the Redmi 4 features a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, LED flash, a 5 element lens, real-time filter and 1080p scale video recording. On the front, there’s a 5-megapixel front with f/2.2 aperture for video calls and capturing selfies.The device also features an IR Blaster (infrared sensor) that can be used as an universal remote to control third-party electronics & appliances like set-top boxes, audio consoles, TVs, fans, air conditioners or DVD players.
In terms of connectivity, this Redmi 4 smartphone features a hybrid dual-SIM setup. Connectivity options on the device also include 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG, GLONASS, a 3.5mm audio jack and a MicroUSB 2.0 port for charging and data transfer. Sensors on the smartphone include Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, E-Compass and Gyroscope sensor. The Redmi 4 comes packed with a powerful 4100 mAh non-removable battery that is rated to deliver up to 18 days of standby time and last for two days under regular usage conditions. The handset measures at 139.3 x 69.9 x 8.65 mm and weighs 150 grams.