After completely capturing the all the budget segments, Chinese Apple Xiaomi is coming up with another Redmi device in India. The official India twitter handle has confirmed that another new Redmi device is coming from Xiaomi.
— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) May 5, 2017
After the official confirmation, Manu Jain, Xiaomi VP confirmed that a new redmi device is coming soon to India. Although, there is no confirmation on which Redmi model is going to be launched.
Rumors are claiming that the new device can be Redmi 4. Xiaomi launched, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A & Redmi 4A Prime in China long back. As Xiaomi India has already brought Redmi 4A to India, the chances are higher for the new device to be Redmi 4.
Lets look back at the Redmi 4 specifications:
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 sp orts a 5 inch display with 2.5D curved display. It runs on MIUI 8 on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. On the other hand Redmi 4 has a 13 MP rear camera phase detection auto focus and dual LED flash. Where, the front camera is a 5MP shooter. Along with normal connectivity options like 4G, VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, dual sim etc, the Redmi 4 is packed with huge 4,100 mAh battery.
The Redmi 4 comes in two variant. The smaller variant is powered by 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset. Along with that the display resolution is 720×1280 pixel HD. Whether the higher variant has 3GB of RAM, 32 GB internal storage and Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset. The display resolution here is 1080×1920 pixel full HD.
Both of the versions are secured with a fingerprint scanner at the back. Both supports expandable storage up to 128GB. As usual all the Xiaomi device this one also has hybrid sim slot.
The price of the 2GB variant in China is 699 Yuan (roughly Rs. 6900) and the 3GB variant is 899 Yuan (Rs. 8800). The interesting thing to see will be the pricing strategy of Xiaomi in India.
As we know, the Redmi 4A is priced at 499 Yuan (Rs. 5000) in China. But in India Xiaomi selling it at Rs. 5999. So the price of Redmi 4 can be around Rs. 7000- Rs. 8500 in India. We don’t think Xiaomi will launch both versions in India. They can launch the 3GB version, as the Redmi 4A is already doing well and its not a good time to kill its market.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi is selling Redmi 3S at the price of Rs. 6999 and Rs. 8999 for the 2GB & 3GB respectively. The demand of 3S and 3S Prime is still is high as before. We hope Xiaomi will discontinue the Redmi 3S with launch of Redmi 4 or the new Redmi device.