Seven months after the launch of the Redmi 3s and the Redmi 3s Prime, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 4A in India. The company had teased the Redmi 4A’s launch a few days ago. Even though the Xiaomi Redmi 4A bears the fourth-generation naming, the device isn’t a successor to the Redmi 3s. Instead, it should be seen as a cut-down variant of the Redmi 3s and the Redmi 3s Prime, and it will retail at a lower price tag than the other smartphones mentioned here.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A: Specifications & Features
The Xiaomi Redmi 4A features a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p video recording, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear-facing camera has an aperture of f/2.2 and autofocus mechanism, but it misses out on phase-detection autofocus technology, which means that it’s a downgrade from the Redmi 3s and the Redmi 3s Prime.
It runs company’s own flavour of Android: MIUI 8, which is still based on two-year old Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. The phone is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, which uses a 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and Adreno 308 GPU. There’s 2GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot (up to 256GB) for further storage expansion.
It’s a dual-SIM smartphone, and it is compatible with all the 4G LTE networks in India. Usual connectivity features such as Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS (with A-GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou), microUSB 2.0 port, IR port, and a headphone jack are present as well. It also comes with a downgraded battery, which now has a capacity of 3,120mAh, and it’s non-removable.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A: Indian Pricing & Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi 4A is priced at ₹5,999 in India. It’s the most affordable smartphone from Xiaomi right now. It will be available exclusively through Amazon India, and it goes on sale starting today. This device was first launched in China in November 2016 along with the Redmi 4 and the Redmi 4 Pro, and the company took almost five months to launch it in India