Leading technology company Xiaomi announced the launch of Redmi 4 today, along with the company’s first smart router in India, Mi Router 3C. Redmi 4 is the successor to the much-acclaimed Redmi 3S which was the #1 best-selling device in the online segment last year.
Starting from INR 6,999, the Redmi 4 bears Dual SIM (3-choose-2 hybrid SIM tray), and runs on Android 6.0.1 with MIUI 8 and will be upgraded to Android N very soon. It comes in gold and matte black metal colour variants.. The Redmi 4 sports a 5.00-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass design, and is powered Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 435 Octa-core processor and an Adreno 505 GPU, Redmi 4 offers high performance gaming and multitasking.
The Redmi 4 rear camera has a 13-megapixel camera with PDAF (phase detection autofocus) for faster focusing, and supports 1080P full HD video recording. The front camera bears a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, front facing camera makes Redmi 4 ideal for selfies.
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Redmi 4 connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n for connectivity. The Redmi 4 houses a 4100mAh battery with fast-charging support.
Redmi 4 comes in three variants – 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM, 3GB + 32GB, and 4GB + 64GB, and is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card. It supports 4G LTE and VoLTE out of the box, covering all India LTE bands.
Mi Router 3C is Xiaomi’s first smart router in India. It is optimised for ease of use, speed and range and easily accessed by a smart Mi Wi-Fi app on your smartphone.
The router is equipped with four high-performance antennas each with a dedicated PCB circuit and has a 2-transmit, 2-receive antenna design. This improves both the Wi-Fi range and signal stability dramatically and ensures a stable, fast and secure connection even at long distances. Mi Router 3C has 64 MB of RAM and offers a wireless speed of 300mbps. It can connect up to 64 devices including 20 computing devices and 44 IoT devices.
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The Mi Wi-Fi smart app makes setup and network management very simple. It also provides very easy access to real-time monitoring of bandwidth usage, QoS to prioritize bandwidth to devices and Wi-Fi boost. It also allows pre-configured guest sharing of the Wi-Fi password and parental controls.
Xiaomi Vice President and India Managing Director, Manu Jain said, “Redmi 3S was one of the most popular smartphones last year. We sold more than 4 million units of Redmi 3S during the life cycle of the product. Today we are thrilled to announce Redmi 4, which is an upgrade to Redmi 3S. Each of our Redmi devices have redefined the affordable smartphone segment in India, and we believe Redmi 4 too will meet the expectations of Mi Fans users who want high quality devices at an affordable price.
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We are committed to launching several of our ecosystem products in India, and bringing technological innovations to everyone. With the fast growing internet population in the country, we saw a big gap in the current router market. With amazing smart features, and a game-changing price, Mi Router 3C is set to disrupt the router market in India.”
Redmi 4 will be available on 23rd May 2017 at 12 noon on Mi.com and Amazon.in. The 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM variant is priced at INR 6,999 and 3GB + 32GB variant will be available for INR 8,999. The 4GB + 64GB variant will be launched at INR 10,999 by June end.
Bangalore consumers can also buy Redmi 4 from Xiaomi’s first Mi Home in India situated at Phoenix Market City, Bangalore starting 20th May 2017. They can also pre-book a device from Mi.com between 16th and 19th May by paying a small token advance of Rs. 1,000 and pick it up from Mi Home on 20th May.
Mi Router 3C will also make its debut in India on 20th May at Mi Home and will be available for purchase on Mi.com on 23rd May 2017 and on Flipkart.com and Amazon.in starting 8th June 2017 at INR 1,199
Key features of Redmi 4:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Octa-core processor and an Adreno 505 GPU
4100mAh (typ) battery that can last for 2 days under regular usage
13MP PDAF (phase detection autofocus) camera, 5MP, f/2.0 front with Beautify mode
5-inch HD display
Metal body with fingerprint sensor. 2.5D curved glass
Dual SIM (3-choose-2 hybrid SIM tray)
LTE and VoLTE support
Three variants: 2GB RAM + 16GB Flash, 3GB + 32GB, and 4GB + 64GB
Up to 128GB microSD expandable storage
Available in Black and Gold colours
MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0