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Xiaomi Redmi 4 Renders Surface Again, Launching Soon?

by Jed John 10

The Xiaomi  Redmi 4 has surfaced again after a long disappearance from the public radar just when we thought it would be launched. Yesterday we saw what was likely the Redmi 4A on TENAA looking like a variation of the Redmi 4. Today, renders of the long awaited Xiaomi Redmi 4 have appeared online. The images are at sync with the ones earlier spotted on TENAA months back when the Redmi 4 was certified.

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The renders, leaked on Weibo by popular tipster @kjuma, also appeared along side a list of some of the details of the device’s specs and there are no different from those spotted on TENAA way back. The Redmi 4 features a 5-inch display and will be powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage.

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The device is also listed as sporting a 13MP rear camera unit with Phase focus and LED flash, along side a 5MP front-facing one. On the software end, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 will run on Android Marshmallow-based MIUI 8. The device is also listed to feature a host of network bands including LTE.

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Design wise, the device seems to use very narrow bezels at the sides, with the usual oval shaped home button missing. Seems it is entirely a touchscreen affair on this one. There are capacitive keys at the sides though, for volume control and to power the device on and off. At the rear, there is a fingerprint scanner just underneath the rear camera.

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This latest leak could be an indication that the Redmi 4 which was expected to launch with the Redmi Note 4 months back, would be dropping soon. If you have forgotten, the device is said to come very cheap, with a projected price tag of around 699 Yuan ($105).

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  • markiz

    Those side buttons can’t possibly be capacitive? That makes no sense..

  • SD625 on a budget? Count me in!

    • Luciano

      I am really interested to get the Nubia Z11 Mini S which is equipped
      with SD625, 4GB Ram and 64GB storage for the base model. It is in fact a
      bit expensive compared to the Redmi 4 advertised here but the Nubia
      have killer specs. The Z11 Mini S costs $240 on Ali.

      I also like the Redmi Note 3 Pro Special Edition but that one is a bit
      wider 76mm where the Nubia has a width of 72mm. I think I will have a
      better usage with one hand with the Nubia Z11 Mini S. Moreover I think
      that the Nubia will have a better camera and hopefully a great battery
      life. The design and build quality is wonderful too.

      I like the SD625 which is power efficient. The Moto Z Play which has that SOC
      confirmed amazing battery life (5.5″ Amoled + 3500mah).

      What I should get? Nubia Z11 Mini S, Redmi Note 3 Pro Special Edition or wait for the Redmi 4?
      After resellers I guess that the price of the Redmi 4 will be around $180-190.

      • Jh1

        If they continue with 4000mah battery in the redmi 4, paired with the SD 625, this could offer phenomenal battery life. I’m expecting it to be priced closer to $150 at resellers. Excited to see this. Going to be hard to match the build quality and camera performance of the z11 mini s though, especially since xiaomi have been lagging a bit on camera optimization.

        • Luciano

          I agree, with a 4000mah battery the Redmi 4 will be a beast but I don’t believe that it will be sold at $150 after resellers. I remember when the Redmi 3 Pro has been released, the phone itself was sold at $185. I mean that SD 625 is a powerful SOC and it should cost more than the old SD 616 or 617. Resellers like at add a premium of $40-50 to the retail price in China. Moreover a Redmi 4A is also in the pipeline with a Xiaomi SOC to reduce cost and offer a device at a competitive price. So I guess the Redmi 4 with SD 625 will be the premium version so in conclusion it will cost more. Maybe the retail price of the Redmi 4 will be around $130 in China. Xiaomi has to make some money too.

          I want a 1080p screen so hopefully it will be the case on the Redmi 4. That being said, the perfect size for me is 5.2″ screen. Regarding the battery life, the Moto Z Play is a beast. It has a 5.5″ amoled screen and a 3500mah battery. So the battery life should be amazing (hopefully we will see some reviews soon) on the Nubia Z11 Mini S considering that it has a smaller screen LCD.

      • That is because it has a great camera, Redmi 4 will definitely not have camera quality. If you are in it for the gaming and performance, that won’t matter to you and should wait for Redmi 4.

        • Luciano

          I agree with everything your wrote above, I will get the Nubia only if they have accomplished huge improvements regarding the software. Nubia is well known for the camera part but their previous devices presented software issues. That’s the reason why I am hesitating, I want to be able to root the device and remove unwanted weird chinese applications. Hopefully Redmi 4 will be on sale next week or the week after. It should have been released in September but I guess that they had huge stocks of Redmi 3s to sell first.

  • Raky_b

    I would like to see one picture with screen on, to find out did Xioami made to make normal device, without ugly black borders around screen.

  • xKajzer

    What about redmi note 4 SD 653?