The first Xiaomi Redmi 4 (Review) sale will be held on Tuesday at 12pm IST on Amazon India and Mi.com. It will be available in in Matte Black and Elegant Gold colour variants. The top variant of Redmi 4 with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage - priced at Rs. 10,999 - will not be available for purchase in the first sale. Therefore, buyers will have to choose between the model with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage (Rs. 6,999), or the one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage (Rs. 8,999) for the first Redmi 4 India sale. For the top variant, they will have to wait till June-end.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 launch offers on Amazon India include discounts on Mi Cases (down to Rs. 349 from Rs. 499), Mi Headphones starting at Rs. 599, flat Rs. 500 cashback with YES Bank debit and credit cards, up to Rs. 5,000 off on GoIbibo flight and hotel bookings, and Rs. 200 credit on the Kindle app. The company has also detailed a 45GB free data offer from Vodafone. Redmi 4 buyers will need to purchase a 1GB or higher 4G data pack or plan, and will get 9GB of free data for up to five recharges or monthly rentals.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 Indian variant is powered by the Snapdragon 435 SoC, making it closer to the Redmi 4X that was launched in Xiaomi's home market in February. 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. It bears a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display.
The Redmi 4 camera on the back sports a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. On the front, it bears a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture.The 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. It is powered by a 4100mAh battery.
Xiaomi is touting several software features on the Redmi 4 smartphone. These include App Lock (password and fingerprint locks for apps), Second Space (allowing multi-account profiles), and Dual Apps (allowing users to utilise two different WhatsApp accounts simultaneously). Special beta preview of Android Nougat-based MIUI will be available to users out-of-the-box. The infrared sensor on board allows the smartphone to be used as a universal remote control.