It seems like every other week there’s a couple of new Xiaomi smartphones. Just recently, the company has released two more devices: the Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A. As is the case with Xiaomi’s Redmi devices, these are very, very competitively priced smartphones.
This time around, Xiaomi actually introduced two different variants of the Redmi 4: Standard and Pro models. The Pro model is equipped with a higher-end processor – a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset – while the Standard variant has a slower Snapdragon 430 processor. Aside from that, the Standard Redmi 4 also has a 5-inch 720p display, while the Pro model features a sharper 1080p display.
Other specifications of these two Redmi 4 variants include up to 3GB of RAM (the Standard model has only 2GB), two choices of expandable storage (16GB on the Standard and 32GB on the Pro), a sizeable 4,100mAh battery, a rear fingerprint sensor, and a slightly redesigned metal body, which looks quite premium. In the camera department, both variants of the Redmi 4 have 13MP rear cameras with phase detection autofocus and 5MP front-facing shooters.
Launched alongside the two Redmi 4 models is a more affordable alternative, the Redmi 4A. As it’s meant to be more budget-friendly, it lacks the fingerprint sensor of the Redmi 4; it also features a slightly less flashy design. Under the hood of the Redmi 4A are a 5-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 425 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage – expandable with a microSD card up to 128GB – a 3,120mAh battery, as well as 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras.
Naturally, the most affordable device of the three is the Xiaomi Redmi 4A, which goes for only 499 Chinese yuan (about RM310). The higher-end Redmi 4 Standard and Pro models, on the other hand, go for 699 yuan (RM430) and 899 yuan (RM555) respectively. These devices will be available in China on 11 November 2016.
(Source: MIUI Forum)