Xiaomi has silently launched the Redmi 4X in China. The announcement came through the company’s official Weibo account. The Redmi 4X is the successor to last year’s Redmi 4, however, the phone only sees an upgrade on the processor side with faster LTE connection.
The Redmi 4X design resembles its predecessor, Redmi 4, moreover, the phone sports exact same 5-inch HD display. Regardless of the design, the cornerstone of the device tends to be its new Snapdragon 435 chipset. The octa-core chipset comes with a clock speed of 1.4GHz and houses Cortex-A53 CPU and Adreno 505 GPU. Despite the slight upgrade in numbers, the new chipset offers a significant bump in LTE speeds, which is around 300Mbps in the downlink and 100Mbps in uplink.
Camera wise the phone is equipped with a 13MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, autofocus and LED flash. There’s also a 5MP camera with f/2.2 lens on the front for selfies. As for the memory option, the phone comes in two variants, including the 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM option and the 3GB RAM + 32GB option.
The handset comes with a fingerprint scanner and infrared sensor, while there’s also a dual-SIM tray with 4G VoLTE support. The phone drags the power from a 4100mAh battery. Pricing wise the Redmi 4X will cost 699 yuan(around $101) for the 2GB RAM variant, whereas the 3GB RAM variant is priced at 899 yuan(around $130). Xiaomi however, hasn’t mentioned anything about its availability.