As suspected, Xiaomi today launched its cheapest phone in India–Redmi 4A. The device priced at 5,999 will be available exclusively on Amazon.in and Mi.com. The sale of the phone will, however, begin this Thursday. Redmi 4A was launched at a media event in New Delhi and is being termed as the successor of Xiaomi’s 3s Prime. The other phones to be launched under the Redmi portfolio include Redmi 4 Prime and Redmi 4X.
As for the specifications, Redmi 4A features 5-inch HD display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The handset is powered by a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with an Adreno 308 GPU. It will offer 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (32 GB has not been launched), which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD.
The phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system (sadly, even though Nougat has been available for months now) with MIUI 8 on top. It is supported by a battery of 3120 mAh capacity. The smartphone aims to provide long battery life to mobile-savvy users, which is the key attraction of the device.
Under the camera department, the Redmi 4A presents a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. The rear camera of the device is equipped with features including PDAF, LED Flash and f/2.2 aperture. It is also capable of capturing full-HD videos at 30fps. It will be launched in three colour variants – Dark Grey, Gold and Rose Gold. However, the Rose gold variant will be exclusive to Mi.com and will be available from April 6th, 2017.
This hybrid dual SIM phone is packed with all connectivity features including 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and a microUSB port. Sporting a metal-clad unibody design, the device also includes a 2.5D curved glass for added protection. The 4G VoLTE feature of the handset is supported by Reliance Jio’s 4G VoLTE network.
Xiaomi missed MWC 2017 as it did not have any new devices to unveil. Also, the Chinese giant has recently accepted that it has grown too fast and needs to buckle down. With the launch of their latest budget phone in one of the largest smartphone markets, Xiaomi is now looking to court more users as well as revenue. It has already managed to sell over 1 million Redmi Note 4 devices in just 45 days, making it the fastest selling device in the country. But, would Redmi 4A be able to break this record? Comment your thoughts down below.