Xiaomi Redmi 4 smartphone launched in India, price starts at Rs 6999

Posted May 17, 2017

After launching the Redmi 4 in China in November a year ago, Xiaomi launched the phone in India on Tuesday.

The three variants of Xiaomi Redmi 4 are - one with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, the other with 3GB RAM and 32GB native memory and the third with 4GB RAM and 64GB in-built storage.

Redmi 4 has a metal unibody design and curved 2.5D glass on the front. It is powered by Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor ( 1.4GHz max) along with Adreno 505 GPU.

Xiaomi has recently launched an updated variant of Redmi 4X with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage in China. On the flip side, the Redmi 4 Prime features 5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 625 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, and the same 4100mAh battery. On the front, it bears a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture. It is running Android 6.0.1 out of the box with the company's custom MIUI on top of it.

Mi Router 3C will be available at the Mi Home store on May 20 and on Mi.com from May 23 onwards.

The company would be expecting a lot from this phone as its predecessor was sold like hot cakes. "We want to bring these five (Mi Homes) to scale, ensure they are profitable before we add more", Xiaomi India head Manu Jain said. The Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4A, and now the Redmi 4, which is essentially the Redmi 4X launched in China a year ago. The device is armed with a 41000mAh battery, which according to Xiaomi will easily last for two complete days and it might be true because the phone has a less power consuming chip and an HD display. Connectivity options on the Redmi 4 include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, and GPS/ A-GPS. Router 3C comes with a 300Mbps transmission speed and can support up to 64 devices at a time. There is also a fingerprint sensor on the back which can be configured to unlock straight to custom profiles called Second Space, depending on the finger you unlock with. Redmi 4 will also be available at the newly opened Mi Home in Bangalore starting 20th May 2017.