Xiaomi Redmi 4 is finally official after months-long rumor spree. Xiaomi actually unveiled three different models of the mid-ranger and they target different groups of users.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A
The Redmi 4A is the cheapest among the Redmi 4 series but still has an all-metal body, even if it looks slightly different from the other two. The phone packs a 5" IPS screen of 720p resolution and runs on the Snapdragon 425 chipset with a quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 308, and 2GB of RAM.
Its 13MP main camera sits at the top-left corner of the back, accompanied by a single LED flash. There is a 5MP selfie snapper at the front. There is no fingerprint scanner on the Redmi 4A.
The Redmi 4A has 16GB expandable storage via a hybrid dual-SIM slot. It is powered by a 3,120 mAh battery. MIUI v.8 on top of Android Marshmallow is what you get out of the box.
Xiaomi will launch the Redmi 4A in gold and rose gold flavors only. The phone will cost CNY 499 or $74 in China and will go on sale on November 11.
Xiaomi Redmi 4
The Redmi 4 has an accent on the camera at the back and a 2.5D glass at the front. Redmi 4 also comes with a 5" IPS screen of 720p resolution, but is powered by the Snapdragon 430 chip with an octa-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 505 GPU, and 2 gigs of RAM.
The main camera, although still of 13MP resolution, is a different unit and sits centered at the back. It supports phase-detection autofocus and comes with a dual-LED (but not daul-tone) flash. The 5MP selfie shooter is the same as on the 4A model.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 has an always-on fingerprint scanner at the back, below the main camera.
The rest of the Redmi 4 specs include 16GB expandable storage on a hybrid dual-SIM slot, Bluetooth 4.1 support, and a 4,100 mAh battery. The phone runs on MIUI 8 with Marshmallow underneath.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 is already on pre-order in China and will go on sale in Monday, November 7. You can grab the handset in gold, silver, or dark gray paintjobs for CNY 699 or $104.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime
Finally, there is the Redmi 4 Prime to join the regular Redmi 4, but it brings quite a few surprises. For starters it doubles the storage to 32GB and there is 3GB RAM on board.
The Redmi 4 Prime has another 5" IPS screen but of the higher 1080p resolution. The upgrades continue with the chipset, which is Snapdragon 625 with an octa-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 processor and Adreno 506 GPU.
But wait, there is more. The Redmi 4 Prime also comes with a dual-tone dual-LED flash next to its main camera, and the network connectivity is upped to Full Netcom 3.0, while the rest of the Redmi 4 models are at 2.0.
Everything else stays the same as on the Redmi 4 - the design and the available colors, the fingerprint scanner, the battery capacity, and the operating system.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime is already available on-preorder in China for CNY 899 or $133 and will go on sale on Monday.