Last week we had covered about the Xiaomi Redmi 4 which will be the successor to the popular Redmi 3. While the leaked screenshots showed few important specifications and the Geekbench listing revealed a new variant of Redmi 4. As we expected, the Redmi 4 will be launched in two variants with 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. Even the Redmi 3, Redmi 3s, and Redmi 3 Pro also launched in two storage variants.
As we mentioned earlier, the Redmi 4 comes with a metallic unibody design and also sports fingerprint sensor on both the variants. Unlike in China, Xiaomi skipped the fingerprint sensor on the Redmi 3S that was launched in India. Talking about the Redmi 4, it sports runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based latest MIUI 8 on top. The MIUI 8 was recently announced globally at the Mi Max launch event, and the public version will be available for selected Xiaomi devices by the end of this month.
Under the hood is the Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. Earlier launched Redmi 3 and Redmi 3 Pro are powered by the Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor while the Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime launched in India came with Snapdragon 430 chipset. Apart from there are no other details available about the upcoming device. But we guess the company to use the same 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera on the Redmi 4.
It will be backed by a 4100mAh battery that can give more than a day of usage. The device sports a 5-inch display and the company might choose Full HD resolution panel over the HD resolution as seen on Redmi 3 series. Xiaomi might price the Redmi 4 same as the Redmi 3S and Redmi Pro; the 2GB RAM variant will cost 699 Yuan (approx $105 / Rs. 7,000) while the 3GB RAM variant comes with a price tag of 899 Yuan (approx $135 / Rs. 9,000).
The Redmi 4 is expected to launch on August 25th in China and is yet to be officially confirmed. Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi had earlier announced to launch five new smartphones in the second half of 2016. Last month it had launched its first dual rear camera smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Pro in China alongside the Mi Notebook. If the rumors are to be believed, the company will also launch the Redmi Pro Mini and Mi Note 2 in the next couple of months.
Stay tuned on Phoneradar as we will update once there is more information about the upcoming Xiaomi devices.
(Note: Featured Image is of Xiaomi Redmi 3S)