Xiaomi set to launch another ‘Redmi’ smartphone in India

Xiaomi appears set to launch a new smartphone in India. The Chinese technology company has teased about an upcoming launch on its official social handles. Though the posts do not reveal the name of the device, they do say that the company will be introducing another ‘Redmi’ smartphone in the country.

“Announcing the launch of a new Redmi smartphone! Want to know more? Stay tuned. #PowerInYourHand,” goes the tweet from Xiaomi India. The company has also not announced the smartphone’s launch date. Rumours hint towards the arrival of the Redmi 4 smartphone, which was launched in China back in November 2016.

The Redmi 4 sports a 5-inch 2.5D curved glass display. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box, with Xiaomi’s own MIUI skin layer running on top.
The company launched Xiaomi Redmi 4 in two variants, one powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM of 16GB of internal storage. The higher-end variant comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
While the former has an HD display of 720×1280 pixel resolution and sports a price tag of 699 Yuan (about Rs 6,900), the latter sports a Full-HD display of 1080×1920 pixel resolution and is priced at 899 Yuan (around Rs 8,800) in China.

Other specifications are largely the same for both the variants. Xiaomi Redmi 4 comes with a 13MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash, along with a 5MP front-facing snapper. There’s also fingerprint sensor and IR blaster on the device.

The dual-SIM smartphone features 4G, VoLTE , Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS as major connectivity options. It is backed by a large 4,100mAh battery.

Xiaomi seems to be shifting gears when it comes to offline access to Xiaomi devices in India. The company will soon be launching its first Mi Home Store in the country. It has already sent out invites for the launch. Xiaomi’s Mi Home Store will offer wide range of company’s products like power banks, Bluetooth speakers, headphones, air purifiers, fitness bands and more.

XIAOMI REDMI 4 SPECIFICATIONS

SUMMARY
performance Octa core
display 5.0″ (12.7 cm)
storage 16 GB
camera 13 MP
battery 4100 mAh
ram 2 GB
SPECIAL FEATURES
fingerprint sensor position Back
other sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensor Yes
GENERAL
quick charging Yes
operating system Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)
sim slots Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
model Redmi 4 16GB
launch date August 14, 2017 (Expected)
custom ui MIUI 8
brand Xiaomi
sim size SIM1: Micro SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensor Yes
MULTIMEDIA
loudspeaker Yes
audio jack 3.5 mm
PERFORMANCE
chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937
graphics Adreno 505
processor Octa core, 1.4 GHz, Cortex A53
architecture 64 bit
ram 2 GB
DESIGN
build material Case: MetalBack: Metal
thickness 8.9 mm
width 69.6 mm
weight 156 grams
height 141.3 mm
colours Gold, Grey, Silver
DISPLAY
display type IPS LCD
screen to body ratio 69.92 %
pixel density 294 ppi
screen size 5.0 inches (12.7 cm)
screen resolution HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
touch screen Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
STORAGE
internal memory 16 GB
expandable memory Yes Up to 128 GB
CAMERA
settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
aperture 2.2 F
camera features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
image resolution 4128 x 3096 Pixels
autofocus Yes Phase Detection autofocus
shooting modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
resolution 5 MP Front Camera
flash No
video recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps, 1280×720 @ 120 fps
BATTERY
user replaceable No
quick charging Yes Fast
type Li-Polymer
capacity 4100 mAh
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n
wifi features Mobile Hotspot
bluetooth Yes v4.1
volte Yes
usb connectivity microUSB 2.0
nfc No
network support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
gps Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
sim 1 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
sim size SIM1: Micro, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
sim 2 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
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