Xiaomi had teased the release of a new ‘Redmi 4’ smartphone in India quite recently, and the company has just introduced the Xperia 4A. Some people assumed that the company plans to launch a number of Redmi 4 devices in the country, including the Redmi 4, Redmi 4X, Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 Prime. It seems like Xiaomi opted to announce only one smartphone in India, the Redmi 4A, and we’re quite familiar with this smartphone considering that it originally launched back in November last year in China, read on.
First and foremost, it is worth noting that Xiaomi manufactures 95% of devices they sell in India, in the country, so they only import 5% of them, at least that’s what Xiaomi said at the launch event. That being said, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A is a budget smartphone, and it’s identical to the phone that was announced back in November in China. This phone sports three capacitive keys below its display, while its power / lock and volume rocker buttons are placed on the right-hand side of its body. The device sports a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS display, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 64-bit quad-core SoC fuels this smartphone, along with the Adreno 308 GPU for graphics rendering. A 13-megapixel snapper (f/2.2 aperture, PDAF) can be found on the back of this phone, and a 5-megapixel shooter (f/2.2 aperture) is available on its front side. A 3,120mAh battery is also a part of this package, and should be more than enough for this smartphone, having its display and SoC in mind.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on the Redmi 4A, and on top of it, you’re getting Xiaomi’s MIUI 8 OS, of course. This phone ships with an IR blaster, and also offer 4G LTE connectivity. The Redmi 4A measures 139.5 x 70.4 x 8.5mm, while it weighs 131.5 grams. The device comes in Gold, Gray and Rose Gold color variants, while it is priced at Rs. 5,999 ($92) in India. You’ll be able to purchase this handset exclusively from Amazon India and Mi.com starting from March 23rd (Gold and Gray variants), while the Rose Gold variant will become available from April 6th.