The newly launched Xiaomi Redmi 4 (Review) will go on sale in the country on Tuesday at 12pm IST. It will be available via Amazon India and Mi.com. To recall, the smartphone was launched at a starting price of Rs. 6,999, with two other higher priced and specced variants.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 was launched in India in the middle of May, and as we said, it was unveiled in three variants in the country – the 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage base model is priced at Rs. 6,999, the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage at Rs. 8,999, and the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage at Rs. 10,999.
The Redmi 4 launched in India is powered by the Snapdragon 435 SoC, making it closer to the Redmi 4X that was launched in Xiaomi’s home market in February. The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
It sports an all-metal body and a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. It bears a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display.The last, top model of the smartphone will not be available in India until the end of June.
The Redmi 4 camera on the back sports a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. On the front, it bears a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture.The Xiaomi Redmi 4’s inbuilt storage is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
Connectivity options on the Redmi 4 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG, Bluetooth v4.1, and 3.5mm audio jack. It also sports an infrared sensor. It measures 139.2×69.6.x8.6mm, and weighs 150 grams. It is powered by a 4100mAh battery.
Xiaomi is touting several software features on the Redmi 4 smartphone. These include App Lock (password and fingerprint locks for apps), Second Space (allowing multi-account profiles), and Dual Apps (allowing users to utilise two different WhatsApp accounts simultaneously).
Special beta preview of Android Nougat-based MIUI will be available to users out-of-the-box. The infrared sensor on board allows the smartphone to be used as a universal remote control.