Xiaomi has decided to permanently drop the price of the Redmi 4 in India, announcing the change via Twitter just a day after the Redmi 5 arrived in the country. The former made its way to the nation about a year ago, so it’s high time it was granted a discount.
To recall, the Redmi 4 was initially launched in 3 variants namely a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM option at Rs 6999, a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM version at Rs 8999, and a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM iteration at Rs 10999. The second and third are now Rs 500 cheaper, selling at Rs 8499 and Rs 10499, respectively.
Xiaomi hasn’t announced any cuts for the 2GB/16GB Redmi 4. That might be because it’s no longer stocking the product in India. Both the brand’s site and Amazon India have stopped selling the variant. It’s not clear whether it will ever make a comeback. Given its absence from the brand’s Twitter announcement, it’s probably been discontinued.
Specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi 4:
– Display: 5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixels
– OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8
– Storage: 16GB/32GB/64GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 2GB/3GB/4GB
– CPU: 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 435
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 4100mAh
– Size: 139.24 x 69.96 x 8.65mm
– Weight: 150g
– Connectivity: 4G, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB 2.0, A-GPS, GLONASS
This makes sense, since the newer Redmi 5A starts at Rs 5999 for its 2GB/16GB option. Some are speculating that Xiaomi is just trying to get rid of old stock so that it can permanently discontinue the Redmi 4.