Xiaomi is raising consumer s expectations for bezel-less smartphones. It recently introduced the Mi MIX concept smartphone, and now it appears the Chinese device maker is quietly tweaking the appearance of its existing Redmi 4 to get rid of the unpleasant bezels. According to latest reports, the new production models of the Redmi 4 have thinner screen borders. Also Read - Best gaming phones under Rs 25,000 to buy in India in October 2021Also Read - Redmi Note 11 series to cost cheaper than Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?
Originally, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 measured 141.3×69.6×8.9mm, and offered about 69 percent screen-to-body ratio. The new batches of the Redmi 4 which are reportedly on sale via mi.com, have significantly thinner black border lines. A report on Gizmochina shows off the difference between models from the older production batch and the newer ones post January 11. Xiaomi hasn t completely done away with the bezels but has apparently only thinned them down. Additionally, it also appears that the smartphone is shorter in the newer batch. If Xiaomi has indeed thinner down on the borders along with tweaking the overall size of the Redmi 4, then it surely hints at a significant design change. Also Read - Are Chinese brands making the Indian government jittery?
Xiaomi Redmi 4 specifications
Xiaomi launched the Redmi 4 in home country China in November last year. Successor to the Redmi 3s, the smartphone offers the right combination of looks and affordability, the company is known for. To recall, the Redmi 4 features with a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a Snapdragon 430 processor paired with 2GB or 3GB of RAM along with 16GB or 32GB of storage. There is an option to further up the storage to 128GB via microSD card.
In the photography segment, Redmi 4 features a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and PDAF along with a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. Keeping the smartphone ticking is a 4,100mAh battery. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi 4 vs Redmi 3s Prime: Here s what s new
Other features include a rear fingerprint scanner along with support for dual SIM. Connectivity options include 4G with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. On the software front, the smartphone runs Android Marshmallow with MIUI 8 layered atop.
The Redmi 4 costs RMB 699 (approximately Rs 7,000 ) for the base variant in China. The premium variant is priced at RMB 899 (approximately Rs 8,800), and differs in terms of chipset and storage. It is powered by Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor and paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. There has been no word about the international debut of the Redmi 4.
Meanwhile, the China-based manufacturer is all geared up to launch the Redmi Note 4 in India tomorrow. Successor to the immensely successful Redmi Note 3, the smartphone is expected to boast similar design language as the predecessor with improvements under the hood. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 to launch in India on January 19, Manu Kumar Jain confirms
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