The Xiaomi Redmi 4A was launched in China on 11 November 2016, for roughly Rs 5,000 in Gold and Rose Gold variants. The device may be launching in India on 20 March, if we have interpreted the invite correctly.
An invite sent out to the press seems to indicate that a new phone for India is going to be the Redmi 4A, because the letter A in the word “smarter” has been stylised to read as both the number 4 and the letter A. The part of the invite that seems to hint at the Redmi 4A launch in India can be seen below.
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The Redmi 4A has a 5 inch IPS LCD screen with a display resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The device ships with the Android Marshmallow OS, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset with a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and an Adreno 308 GPU. There is a 2GB RAM card, and 16 GB of onboard memory with a memory card slot for expanding the capacity. The primary camera images in a 13 MP resolution, and there is a 5 MP selfie shooter on the front. The non removable battery has a capacity of 3120 mAh, and the device has support for dual SIM cards.
The device looks promising on paper and should sell like hot cakes if it is priced right. Xiaomi is known for selling phones packed with high specifications at throwaway rates, and are one of the most popular companies in the country.
In just forty five days after launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the company claims to have sold over ten lakh devices.