Xiaomi has today officially launched the long awaited Redmi 4 via a live online platform hosted by Xiaomi’s President Lin Bin. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 had long been in the works, earlier expected to launch with the Redmi Note 4 but that didn’t happen. Surprisingly, the device’s renders and specs surfaced recently online, indicating its launch was close by. The Redmi 4 is coming just in time for the popular double 11 sales in China.
Looking at the design, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 looks a lot different from its predecessors, sporting an all-metal body design with 2.5D glass on top to prevent the screen from scratch. The metal body was produced using CNC diamond cutting process and the ceramic sandblasting process was used on the back, giving the Redmi 4 a clean, smooth and refined body which looks more like a flagship device. There is also a fingerprint scanner mounted at the rear just under the rear camera and the device uses a tiny antenna band that was fused into the metal body using injection molding. The Redmi 4 is available in three cool colors namely, silver, gold and dark gray.
Specification – Xiaomi Redmi 4
On the specs angle, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 sports a 5-inch display with 1080 pixel resolution and quite surprisingly, there would be two versions of the device with two different Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. The high-end version is equipped with an Octa-core Snapdragon 625 chip and on this version there is a 3GB RAM as well as 32GB of internal storage. The second Redmi 4 version is powered by a Snapdragon 430 processor and features 2GB of RAM as well as 16GB of internal storage on-board. Both versions have microSD slots for expansion of the internal storage. They both also pack a large 4,100mAh battery which is enough to ensure some extended hours of usage.
Further, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 features a 13MP primary camera with PDAF and LED flash on both versions. There is also a 5MP front-facing camera for selfie shots. The Redmi 4 also comes in with dual SIM / dual standby support, entire network support including 4G, support for dual-band Wi-Fi as well as infrared remote control feature. On the software end, the device runs on MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The pricing of both versions of the Xiaomi Redmi 4 is another surprise as the device still carries a relatively cheap price tag despite the upgraded, sleek design and powerful specs. The standard version of the Redmi 4 with SD 430 chip, 2GB + 16GB is priced at 699 Yuan ($105). On the otherhand, the higher Snapdragon 625-powered version with 3GB + 32GB carries a slightly higher price tag of 899 Yuan ($133).