Xiaomi Redmi 4 India launch is on May 16, price likely to be around Rs 8,000
Xiaomi Redmi 4 is set to launch in India on May 16. Xiaomi is planning to hold an event in India on May 16, in which the Chinese company will launch the Redmi 4. The device is expected to be a mid-range phone with price expected to be around Rs 8,000 that will make one of the most expensive phones launched under the Redmi X series. At the same time it will also mean that the Xiaomi Redmi 4 will be probably the cheapest phone in India with Snapdragon 625 processor.
To recall, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 was first announced back in China last November. This smartphone is the successor of the previously launched Redmi 3 and Redmi 3S phone. Xiaomi a few days ago teased about the coming of a new Redmi phone in the Indian market on the official Xiaomi India Twitter handle. The tweet read: “Announcing the launch of a new Redmi smartphone! Want to know more? Stay tuned. #PowerInYourHand” Although Xiaomi didn’t confirm the name of the upcoming smartphone in India, India Today Tech has learnt that it is Redmi 4.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 uses an all-metal unibody design. It also has a fingerprint scanner at the rear panel. Not to forget, Redmi 4 predecessors – Redmi 3 and Redmi 3S — also sport almost similar looks. Also, on the display front, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 looks a lot like the Redmi Note 4 that was launched earlier in India.
The Redmi 4 features smaller bezels and comes packed with a 5-inch 1080p display. Further, the smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. We must say that a smartphone under Rs 8,000 with such a Snapdragon 625 processor seems like a decent phone, given other bits about it are equally good.
In terms of specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The storage can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. Chances are that Xiaomi may also launch the smartphone in a cheaper variant, which will come with a Snapdragon 430 CPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.
On the camera front, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 features a 13-megapixel camera on the back, while on the front the device fits a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI and is backed by a 4,100mAh battery.
As far as the pricing is concerned, the Redmi 4 with Snapdragon 430 was announced in China at a price of CNY 699, which is expected to cost around Rs 6,905 in India. On the other hand, the 3GB RAM with Snapdragon 625variant of the Redmi 4 was launched at CNY 899, which in India could be priced around Rs 8,888.
Xiaomi India VP and Managing Director, Manu Kumar Jain also shared a tweet on his official Twitter handle on the Redmi 4 India launch. The tweet reads: “Announcing the launch of a new Redmi phone! This will be the 2nd BIG announcement of the month. Coming soon. Stay tuned #PowerInYourHand.” The power in the tweet hints at Qualcomm Snapdragon 625.