New Delhi: Xiaomi is holding a media event in India on March 20 where the company is likely to launch its affordable Redmi 4 and the Redmi 4A phones.
While the Redmi 4 will be a phone that replaces the Redmi 3S in the company’s line-up, the Redmi 4A could be Xiaomi’s first sub-Rs 5,000 phone in India.
The two phones were launched in China in November last year. There are several variants of the Redmi 4. The more affordable variant uses the Snapdragon 430 while the higher-end variant called Redmi 4 Prime comes with Snapdragon 625. In India, Xiaomi is likely to launch the Snapdragon 430 variant. For people who need the Snapdragon 625, the company already offers the Redmi Note 4. Or maybe the company can keep the same strategy that it followed with the Redmi 3S, for which it had also launched the Prime version. Well, the Xiaomi event is just five days ago so we will know soon.
The Redmi 4A, meanwhile, is a phone that uses Snapdragon 425 processor. This phone has 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory. The Redmi 4A uses a 3,120mAh battery.
In China the Redmi 4 with Snapdragon 430 sells for CNY 699 (around Rs 6,905), while the more powerful variant costs CNY 899 (around Rs 8,888). The Redmi 4A sells for CNY 499 (around Rs 4,929).
The Redmi 4 with Snapdragon 430 has 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. It uses a 13-megapixel rear camera, and 5-megapixel front camera. The phone comes with Xiaomi’s MIUI user interface based on Android Marshmallow 6.0. The phone supports 4G, complete with VoLTE. Also, both the variants of the Redmi 4 come with metal bodies and 5-inch screens.
The screen in the Redmi 4 has 720P display while the Redmi 4 Prime has a FullHD display. The phones also pack in rather large 4100 mAh battery considering their smaller size.