Other than announcing its first phone, the Mi 5c, with a home-baked chipset, Xiaomi has also announced the upgraded version of the Redmi 4, the Xiaomi Redmi 4X, with high-speed LTE and a performance boost.
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Xiaomi Redmi 4X Features
The rest of the Xiaomi Redmi 4X phone is quite what you’d expect from Xiaomi’s Redmi series. There’s the 5 inch display on the front with HD resolution. It has a 2.5D curved glass for a pleasant feel while using handling the phone. Xiaomi says the all metal phone has received a design upgrade alongside the performance boost. The phone also comes with an infrared emitter so that users can control their TVs, ACs and other remote controlled equipment.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4X utilizes the octa-core Snapdragon 435, clocked at 1.4GHz. There are two RAM/storage combinations with 2 GB/16 GB or 3 GB/32 GB combos. The camera on the back is of 13 MP resolution with an LED flash, while the front also has a 5 MP camera. You also get Phase Detection Autofocus with the rear camera like the original Redmi 4. The battery capacity is huge at 4100 mAh for a phone with these specs.
The phone supports LTE downlink speeds of 300 Mbps, as well as uplink of 100 Mbps. There’s also optional dual-SIM compatibility with a microSD card slot using the Hybrid slot, too. The fingerprint scanner resides on the back as well. The Xiaomi Redmi 4X runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8.0 out of the box.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4X will be available in Rose Gold, Champagne Gold or Matte Black colors. Prices start at an incredibly low $100 for the 16 GB model, or $130 for the 32 GB one. For the time being, the phone is only available in China, with an international expected in the coming months. It would be a more than decent upgrade over the recently launched Redmi 4A in Pakistan.
Xiaomi Redmi 4X Specifications:
- CPU: 1.4GHz octa-core Cortex-A53
- GPU: Adreno 505
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8
- Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM
- Weight: 150 grams
- Dimensions: 139.2×69.6.x8.6mm
- 5-inch with 720p (1280 x 720) resolution at 296PPI
- Internal: 16/32 GB
- RAM Option: 2/3 GB
- Card slot: yes
- Primary: 13 MP, f/2.0, 1080p video, PDAF, LED flash
- Secondary: 5 MP, f/2.2
- Battery: 4100 mAh
- Fingerprint scanner
- Colors: Rose Gold, Champagne Gold or Matte Black
- Price: $100 (2GB/16GB), and $130 (3GB/32GB)