Xiaomi has sent out media invites for a launch event in Delhi today, where it is most likely to launch the Redmi 4 smartphone. The company had launched the Redmi 4 in China back in November last year. In the run up to today’s launch, Xiaomi has been teasing the phone’s imminent launch on social media. You can watch the live streaming of the event in the video embedded below. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve Active India launch date revealed: When's the launch?Also Read - OnePlus Nord CE vs Redmi Note 10 Pro Max: Does 4G still outdo 5G at a lesser price?
Xiaomi launched two variants of the Redmi 4 in China last year. The base variant comes with Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB onboard storage. The more expensive variant comes with Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB onboard storage. The two variants are priced at RMB 699 (Rs 6,500 approximately), and RMB 899 (Rs 8,800 approximately) respectively. Also Read - Xiaomi is hiding the front camera on its next Mi flagship smartphone
In terms of design, the overall design looks very much similar to the last year’s Redmi Note 3. However, the differences can be spotted in the new metal frame, a full HD display covered with 2.5D curved glass, which adds to the overall premium of the smartphone.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 specifications, features
As far as specifications are concerned, the Redmi 4 comes with a 5-inch full HD (1920 1080 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass IPS display, and a microSD card slot to expand the onboard storage up to 128GB. In the photography department, the Redmi 4 will be equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and phase detection auto-focus (PDAF support). Up front, there will be a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The smartphone will be armed with a 4,100mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner placed at the back, and the usual connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, 4G with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. On the software front, the device runs on Android Marshmallow wrapped under MIUI 8 out-of-the-box. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: The new king of affordable smartphones
In India, since Xiaomi did not launch the Redmi 3, the Redmi 4 will be the successor to the Redmi 3s Prime. To put things into perspective, the Redmi 3s Prime comes with a 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras, and a 4,100mAh battery. On the software front, it was launched with MIUI 7 wrapped under Android Marshmallow.