Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi could be gearing to launch a new Redmi smartphone in India. The company had recently launched the Redmi 4A in the country, and this time, it might unveil the Redmi 4. Xiaomi India VP Manu Kumar Jain announced company’s upcoming smartphone on Twitter. In a tweet, he wrote: “Announcing the launch of a new Redmi phone! This will be the 2nd BIG announcement of the month. Coming soon. Stay tuned #PowerInYourHand. However, it is unclear which is exactly the device that the company will launch in India, but it is expected that it will be the Redmi 4. Earlier, Jain had confirmed that successor to Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime will come to India soon.
Meanwhile, there is no information available on whether the Redmi 4 Prime will be arriving in India as well. Both Redmi 4 and the Redmi 4 Prime were launched in China in 2016. When it comes to specifications, the Redmi 4 features a 5-inch HD display along with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The phone is powered by the 1.4Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor with Adreno 505. In terms of storage, the smartphone features 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) May 5, 2017
Redmi 4 has a metal unibody design and curved 2.5D glass on the front. In terms of camera, there is a 13MP sensor at the rear end with PDAF, flash and the selfie shooter is of 5MP. The phone is fueled by a 4100 mAh lithium-polymer battery, with fast charging. In China, the phone has been priced at 699 yuan (around Rs 7,000). The Redmi 4 runs the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with its own MIUI 8 skin on top. The company has added 4G-enabled dual nano-SIM slots in the device.
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In terms of connectivity, Redmi 4 will come with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, Infrared port, FM Radio, microUSB 2.0, and 3.5-mm headphone jack as connectivity options.
According to Canalys, Xiaomi is now the second biggest smartphone company in India. Xiaomi held on to its number two title for the second consecutive quarter in Q1, 2017 as it was declared the second largest smartphone maker in India in Q4, 2016 as well. Cheap Redmi smartphones have done quite well in the past and with the launch of a new ‘Redmi’ phone, the numbers are only expected to rise for the company.