Xiaomi Redmi 4, the rather popular budget smartphone from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, will go on sale in the country on Monday. The smartphone will go on sale via Amazon India at 5pm IST, just ahead of the start of the e-commerce site's Amazon Prime Day sale - which kicks off at 6pm IST. It will be exclusively available for Amazon Prime members.
To recall, Xiaomi Redmi 4 model launched in India is actually the Redmi 4X that was launched in China back in February this year, and not the China variant of the Redmi 4 that was launched in November last year. With the move, Xiaomi brought the variant powered by the newer Snapdragon 435 SoC to the country, rather than the ageing Snapdragon 430 SoC on the original.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 price in India starts at Rs. 6,999 for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant, and goes up to Rs. 8,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, and Rs. 10,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant.
As for sale offers, Amazon India is continuing the same offers it has been offering for the past few weeks - the e-commerce site will give Xiaomi Redmi 4 buyers a free 12-month Hungama Music subscription; a free 3-month Hungama Play subscription; 45GB free data from Vodafone, and Rs. 200 promotion credit for Kindle books if you download and sign in to the Kindle app on your Redmi 4.
The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It sports an all-metal body and a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. The smartphone bears a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display. It is powered by a Snapdragon 435 SoC, with up to 4GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. On the front, it packs a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture. Xiaomi Redmi 4's inbuilt storage is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
Connectivity options on the Redmi 4 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG, Bluetooth v4.1, and 3.5mm audio jack. It also sports an infrared sensor. It measures 139.2x69.6.x8.6mm, and weighs 150 grams. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 is powered by a 4100mAh battery.