Xiaomi has finally added a new player to its budget phone market with its new Redmi 4 phones. After the recent surprise launch of Mi Mix and long awaited Mi Note 2, Xiaomi has finally updated the Redmi series with two phones: Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A. The phones come with 5″ screens and Android 6.0 Marshmallow with varying specs.
The most affordable phone, here, is the Redmi 4A with a price of CNY 499 ($74 USD). An all-metal body houses the Redmi 4A with a 5″ 720p LCD screen. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 425 chipset with Adreno 308 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16 GB expandable internal storage.The phone has a 3,120 mAh battery and MIUI 8 skin over Android Marshmallow on the software side. There’s a 13 MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera on the back but lacks a fingerprint scanner.
Redmi 4 comes in two different editions — Standard and Pro edition. The first one comes with the same metal body and 720p display as the Redmi 4A but with 2.5D glass. It has a better Snapdragon 430 chipset with Adreno 505 GPU, and the same 2 GB RAM and 16 GB expandable storage. Redmi 4 sports a 13MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash along with the same 5MP front snapper. Unlike, Redmi 4A, this phone comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back and a huge 4,100 mAh battery. Redmi 4 Standard Edition is available in dark gray, gold, and rose gold for CNY 699 ($104 USD). The phones will be on sale from November 7th in China.
Although it has the same metal body, Redmi 4 Pro has much better features than the other two phones. It comes with a 5″ 1080p display and is powered by Snapdragon 625 chipset with Adreno 506 GPU, It also has increased RAM to 3GB and a larger 32 GB expandable storage. The phone comes with the same 13 MP primary camera but with dual-LED flash. Everything else is the same as the Standard edition. It has a 5MP front camera, 4100 mAh battery and MIUI 8. The Redmi 4 Pro edition is priced at CNY 899 ($133 USD) and will be available to purchase on November 7th.
In the context of Nepal, Mi Nepal has previously sold Redmi 3 series in Nepal and it’s most likely that the Redmi 4 will also be on sale soon. Though, as usual, the phones will probably get a price bump if we have to guess based on the previous pricing footprints of Xiaomi phones in Nepal.