Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi unveiled three new devices today: the Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 Standard Edition, and Redmi 4 Pro Edition. These enter the very popular Redmi family of mid-range affordable phones. All three bring metal constructions, 5" screens, and Marshmallow for astoundingly amazing price points.
We'll start with the lower end of the three. The Redmi 4A sports an all metal body, a 5" IPS 720p screen, the Snapdragon 425 SoC with the Adreno 308 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB expandable storage. There is no fingerprint sensor on this little guy, but it does have 13MP main and 5MP front cameras. All of this is powered by a 3,120 mAh battery. MIUI 8 (based on Marshmallow) comes out of the box. Pricing is CNY 499 ($74 USD) for either gold or rose gold colors and it will go on sale on November 11.
The middle of the bunch is the Redmi 4 Standard Edition. It has the same 5" IPS 720p display as the 4A, but it comes with 2.5D glass. It gets a slight bump in power with the Snapdragon 430 SoC and Adreno 505 GPU, but with the same 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. The main camera is 13MP with phase-detection autofocus and dual-LED flash. The 5MP front-facing camera is the same as the 4A. The battery has grown to 4,100 mAh. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, too. The Standard Edition is available in dark gray, gold, and rose gold for CNY 699 ($104 USD). Pre-orders are live now and the phone is available for sale starting November 7.
Finally, the Redmi 4 Pro Edition sports the same body as the Redmi 4 Standard, but it gets a nice boost in specs. With a 5" 1080p display, the Snapdragon 625 SoC with the Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage, it is definitely a surprising upgrade from the Standard. This has the same camera, too, but with dual-tone dual-LED flash. Other than that, it is the same as the Standard: 4,100 mAh battery, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 5MP front camera, and MIUI 8. It comes in the same colors and is available to pre-order or purchase on November 7 for CNY 899 ($133 USD).
- MIUI Forum