Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A have been officially launched. The new devices are successors to the company’s popular Redmi 3 smartphone lineup. Xiaomi has launched the devices in the ‘affordable’ mid-range market, where devices like the Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3, Redmi 3S Prime have previously done well, especially in India. Both Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A support 4G-VoLTE, and are available in China in Gold, Grey and Silver colour variants.
Xiaomi has launched three variants of the phone: Redmi 4 Pro Edition, Redmi 4 standard edition, and the Redmi 4A.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro gets a 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, and a 5MP front shooter. It is backed by a 4,100 mAh battery, same as the Redmi Note 3. The new Redmi phone will be running the latest MIUI 8 version over Android Marshmallow.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 standard edition comes with a 5-inch display with 720 p resolution. It runs Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4Ghz with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage space. The expandable storage remains 128GB via microSD, and the rest of the specifications are the same as Pro as well.
Sensors on the Redmi 4 Pro and Standard edition are: GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Infrared, Gyro, Acceleration, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor.
The new Redmi 4 phones come with a metal unibody design and curved 2.5D glass on the front. Also both phones come with a fingerprint sensor on the back.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A will come with a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor, featuring 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The battery on the Redmi 4A will be smaller – 3120 mAh. The camera is the same at 13MP on the back and 5MP on the front.
Both Xiaomi Redmi 4 phones will be available in China, with the Standard edition priced at 699 Yuan (approx Rs 6,900) and the Redmi 4 Pro available for 899 Yuan (approx Rs 8,800). The Redmi 4A is priced at 499 Yuan (Rs 4933).