Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 4, the successor to its powerful beast of a phone — Redmi 3S — whose performance, as well as battery life, impressed and surpassed the expectations set by other devices in the sub-Rs.10,000 category.
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The device which has been launched in three variants was unveiled at an event in New Delhi on Tuesday.
The three variants are available for Rs.6,999 (2GB RAM, 16GB Storage), Rs.8,999 (3GB, 32GB) and Rs.10,999 (4GB, 64GB).
The device will go on sale on May 23 at 12 PM (IST) exclusively on Amazon and can also be pre-booked at Mi.com for an amount of Rs.1000.
“The Redmi 3S was one of the most popular smartphones last year. Today we’re thrilled to announce Redmi 4, which is an upgrade to Redmi 3S. We believe Redmi 4 will meet the expectations of Mi users who want high-quality devices at an affordable price,” said Manu Jain, Xiaomi VP, and India Managing Director.
Processor: The Redmi 4 is powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor which clocks at 1.4GHz, supported by Adreno 505 GPU.
Display: The device sports a 5-inch HD display with 2.5D glass.
Battery: The device is backed by a 4100mAh battery pack which the company claims lasts for 2 days.
Camera: The Redmi 4 features a 13MP rear camera with 5-piece lens.
Security: The device has a fingerprint sensor on its rear panel and has a metal body.
Connectivity: The device has a dual-SIM tray with 4G VoLTE support.
OS: The device will run on Android 6.0-based MIUI 8 which will soon be upgraded to Android Nougat.
The storage for the devices is expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card and they come in Gold and Black metal colour variants.
The pre-booking for Xiaomi Redmi 4 ends on May 19, 9 PM and the devices will then have to be collected from Xiaomi’s offline store — Mi Home –in Bangalore.
The pre-booking amount of Rs.1000 will be adjusted against the final invoice on the purchase of the device, which has to be made on May 20 between 9 AM and 9 PM.
The company also unveiled the Mi 3C router which will be available for Rs.1199 on Mi.com from May 23 and on Flipkart and Amazon from June 8.