October 28, 2020

Xiaomi launches VoLTE-ready Rs 6,999 Redmi 4 smartphone, sale starts May 23

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi recently launched its Redmi 4 smartphone in India. The company introduced three variants of the smartphone – 2GB RAM/16GB storage (Rs 6,999), 3GB RAM/32GB storage (Rs 8,999) and 4GB RAM/64GB storage (Rs 10,999).
The company also announced that the smartphone will go on sale on Amazon and Mi.com from 12 PM on May 23. The device will come in Black and Gold colour options.
The successor to last year’s Redmi 3S Prime, the new Redmi 4 has an all-metal unibody design. The hybrid dual-SIM smartphone comes with curved edges and its rear panel has a circular fingerprint sensor, along with the company logo.
In terms of specifications, Xiaomi Redmi 4 features a 5-inch HD display of 720×1280 pixel resolution. The display has a 2.5D curved glass design. It’s powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system topped with the company’s MIUI 8.2 skin. Xiaomi has announced that the smartphone will get Android N after its beta testing is complete.
For imaging duties, Xiaomi Redmi 4 has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture, in addition to a 5MP front camera for selfies. Backed by a 4,100mAh battery, the Redmi 4 offers 4G, VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB OTG and GPS as major connectivity options.
Recently, Xiaomi also launched its first smart router in India at Rs 1,119. Dubbed Mi Router 3C, the device will also be available on the company’s official website Mi.com starting May 23. The router will also be available on Flipkart and Amazon websites from June 8.
The Mi Router 3C is Xiaomi’s first smart router in India. It can be controlled via companion Mi Wi-Fi smartphone app.
The router is equipped with four high-performance antennas, each with a dedicated PCB circuit. It has a 2-transmit, 2-receive antenna design, which the company claims improves both Wi-Fi range.