tech2 News StaffNov 05, 2016 11:42:33 IST
Xiaomi unveiled three new phones in the Redmi series, the 4, 4A and 4 Prime. As usual, these budget-friendly phones pack in value-for-money hardware at throwaway prices. If the previous Redmi phones are anything to go by, these phones should deliver on all of their promises.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A: CNY 499 (around Rs 5,000)
This phone packs in a Snapdragon 425 chipset (1.4GHz quad-core), 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera and a 3,120mAh battery in a device with a 5-inch screen with a 720p resolution.
You get 16GB of onboard storage, but it’s expandable via microSD (hybrid SIM tray). The device itself runs MIUI 8 on Android 6. There is no fingerprint scanner.
The phone will be available in China for around Rs 5,000 on 11 November in Gold and Rose Gold.
Xiaomi Redmi 4: CNY 699 (around Rs 7,000)
This phone is a slightly bumped up version of the Redmi 4A. The main differences include 2.5D glass on the front, a 1.4GHz, octa-core Snapdragon 430 SoC and a fingerprint scanner on the back.
The battery has also been bumped up to 4,100 mAh.
Other than that, you get the same 5-inch screen, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 2GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage and support for microSD cards.
This phone will go on sale in China on 7 November for around Rs 7,000 in gold, silver and dark grey.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime: CNY 899 (around Rs 9,000)
The most expensive candidate in this series, the Prime features 32GB onboard storage, 3GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 625 (2.0GHz octa-core) and 1080p resolution for the 5-inch screen.
The front and rear camera units remain the same, but you get an additional dual-LED flash on the back. The battery capacity remains the same as on the Redmi 4. The design also remains the same as the Redmi 4.
This phone will go on sale in China on 7 November for around Rs 9,000 in gold, silver and dark grey.
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