Xiaomi hosted a press conference in China today, and in addition to announcing their first ever processor, the company also announced two smartphones. The Pinecone Surge S1 is Xiaomi's all-new SoC, while the Xiaomi Mi 5c is the first smartphone fueled by this processor. Now, we've already talked about both the SoC and the Xiaomi Mi 5c, and Xiaomi's third announcement of the day was the Xiaomi Redmi 4X, which came as a bit of a surprise, as very few people expected it next to the Pinecone SoC and the Xiaomi Mi 5c.
That being said, the Xiaomi Redmi 4X is actually quite similar to the Redmi 4 which Xiaomi introduced back in November last year. The two phones share the same display, battery, cameras, etc. The Xiaomi Redmi 4X, however, comes with an improved SoC and it also comes in a 3GB RAM variant (in addition to a 2GB RAM model), which is something the Redmi 4X did not offer. That being said, the Redmi 4X is made out of metal, and it comes with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, as you can see in the images down below. Having that in mind, let's check out this smartphone's specs, shall we. The Xiaomi Redmi 4X features a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display with a 2.5D curved glass on top of it. The phone packs in 2GB / 3GB of RAM and 16GB / 32GB of expandable internal storage. The device is fueled by the Snapdragon 435 64-bit octa-core SoC clocked at 1.4GHz, along with the Adreno 505 GPU for graphics.
A 13-megapixel shooter (f/2.0 aperture, 5p lens, PDAF) is placed on the back of this phone, while you'll find a 5-megapixel snapper (f/2.2 aperture) on its front side. A beefy 4,100mAh battery is included on the inside, and this device has support for 4G LTE with VoLTE. Android comes pre-installed on the Redmi 4X along with Xiaomi's MIUI 8 OS, but we don't know which version of Android are we looking at here, probably Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The Redmi 4X comes in Champagne Gold, Cherry Pink and Mate Black color variants, and its 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM variants are priced at 699 Yuan ($102) and 899 Yuan ($131), respectively.