Xiaomi’s budget smartphones are going up for pre-orders in India on Friday. Specifically, the Xiaomi Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, and Redmi Note 4 will all become available for pre-orders via Mi.com at 12pm IST. Separately, as part of its ongoing Great Indian Sale, Amazon is making the Redmi 4 available to purchase at 3pm IST on its site.
Let’s pre-orders. To recall, each week, Xiaomi makes its budget smartphone available for pre-orders, and customers that use this method will get guaranteed shipping within five business days, instead of waiting in line with a fast trigger finger during the other weekly flash sales. Pre-orders are limited to one smartphone per pre-order. There is also no cash on delivery option.
As for Xiaomi Redmi 4 sale on Amazon, the smartphone will be available for purchase at 3pm IST. There are four sale offers alongside – up to 30GB additional Reliance Jio data, a free 12-month subscription to Hungama Music, a free 3-month subscription to Hungama Play, and Rs. 200 Kindle promotion credit.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 price, variants
The Redmi 4 was launched in May in three memory/ storage variants in India. The 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant has been priced at Rs. 6,999, the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant has been priced at Rs. 8,999, while the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage is priced at Rs. 10,999.
The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It sports an all-metal body and a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. It bears a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display, and is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC coupled with 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB of RAM.
The Redmi 4 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. On the front, it bears a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture. As we mentioned, the Xiaomi Redmi 4X will be available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB inbuilt storage options, expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
Connectivity options on the Redmi 4 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG, Bluetooth v4.1, and 3.5mm audio jack. It also sports an infrared sensor. It measures 139.2×69.6.x8.6mm, and weighs 150 grams. It is powered by a 4100mAh battery.