Xiaomi’s finally taken the veil off its latest affordable series in the form of not just one but three new phones. The Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, and Redmi 4 Prime act as sequels to the Redmi 3 series, striking its own path by featuring a metal unibody and significant spec upgrades.
The three continue the brand’s legacy of selling high-quality specs at budget rates, each targeting a different group within the entry-level market sector. Starting off with the Redmi 4A, the handset is the cheapest of the lot thanks to its CNY 499 (roughly Rs 4900) price tag. It sports a distinctive design which sets it apart from its brethren.
The Redmi 4A’s back has a 13MP rear camera and flash unit on the top-left corner and doesn’t feature a fingerprint scanner. A 5-inch display sits on the front outputting a 720p resolution. It gets things done with the help of a Snapdragon 425 processor and 3120mAh battery. In terms of memory, it packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable ROM.
Moving on to the Redmi 4 Standard Edition, the device will set buyers back by CNY 699 (approx Rs 6900). Xiaomi’s changed up its look by placing the 13MP PDAF camera and dual-LED flash more towards the center. There’s additionally a fingerprint sensor sitting below the module.
Specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Standard Edition at a glance:
– Display: 5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixels
– OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8
– CPU: 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Storage: 16GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 2GB
– Battery: 4100mAh
– Size: 141.3 x 69.6 x 8.9mm
– Weight: 156g
– Connectivity: 4G, dual-SIM, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB 2.0, A-GPS
The Redmi 4 Prime AKA Pro Edition is distinguished from the regular version by virtue of having a Snapdragon 625 SoC, a 5-inch 1080p screen, 32GB of ROM, and 3GB of RAM. It can be bought in exchange of CNY 899 (about Rs 8900).