Xiaomi’s VP Manu Kumar Jain has announced that it will be soon launching the successors to the Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime. The announcement comes shortly after the company launched the Redmi 4A smartphone in India. Currently, there aren’t a lot of details about the Redmi 3S successors, as the teaser shared by Manu Kumar Jain just shows upper half of the phone. The smartphone though looks similar to the Redmi 4 that recently launched in China. Also Read - Xiaomi 12 could become first smartphone to launch with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipsetAlso Read - Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8s 5G: Which one is a better option?
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From what we know so far, the Redmi 4 comes with a 5-inch full HD (1920 1080 pixels) with 2.5D curved glass IPS display. The smartphone will be launched in two variants, Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Prime. The base variant features Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage. The higher-end variant has Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor under the hood paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage. The smartphone also comes with microSD card slot to expand the onboard storage up to 128GB.
On the camera front, the Redmi 4 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and phase detection auto-focus (PDAF support). It houses a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Backed by a 4,100mAh battery, the smartphone has a fingerprint scanner at the back, just below the primary camera. Connectivity front stays the usual with options like dual-SIM card slots, 4G with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. While the China variant runs Android Marshmallow, we can expect the smartphone to launch with Android Nougat out-of-the-box in India. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi 4A could be the new budget champion, here s why
In comparison, the predecessors- Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime came with 16GB storage and 2GB of RAM, and 32GB internal storage with 3GB of RAM, respectively. Out of the two only the Redmi 3s Prime comes with fingerprint sensor. The Redmi 3s is priced at Rs 6,999 while the Redmi 3s Prime costs Rs 8,999. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi 4 vs Redmi 3s Prime: Here s what s new
Apart from the differences in the RAM, internal storage and the presence of fingerprint scanner, both the Redmi 3s variants are the same. The smartphones feature a 5-inch HD display. Under the hood is Qualcomm s Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. The smartphones are backed by a 4,100mAh battery. The smartphones sport a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, PDAF and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture. On the connectivity front, the smartphones come with dual-SIM support (hybrid setup), 4G LTE and VoLTE support, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and GPS. On the software front, both the smartphones run on Android Marshmallow 6.0 based MIUI 7