Xiaomi Redmi 4A goes live in India with 720p display, Snapdragon 425 for just $90
At a media event in New Delhi, Xiaomi rolled out the latest product in the Redmi series, the Redmi 4A. The phone will be sold exclusively on Amazon India (opens in new tab) for ₹5,999 ($90), making it the most affordable phone launched by the Chinese manufacturer in the country.
You get a lot for the asking price, including a 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 425 SoC with four 1.4GHz Cortex A53 cores and an Adreno 308 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage (a variant with 32GB storage will also be sold), 13MP camera, 5MP front shooter, and a 3120mAh battery. On the software front, the Redmi 4A comes with the latest version of MIUI 8 (220.127.116.11) atop Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow along with the December security patch.
Like earlier Redmi devices, the Redmi 4A is manufactured in India, with Xiaomi stating that over 95% of its devices sold in the country are locally manufactured. The company is also rolling out a second manufacturing plant in India, increasing its production capacity to one phone per second.
As for the phone itself, the Redmi 4A will be going up for sale starting March 23 on Amazon India. The phone certainly has a lot to offer considering its price tag, and the blue color option (which I'm reviewing) in particular looks incredible. What are your thoughts on the device? Let us know in the comments below.
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.
Anyone else thinks India is getting tons of nice mid tier phones than alot of other countries ?
Well its one of the largest markets (along with China and US) and carrier subsidies are close to non existent. People usually tend to buy devices up front that's why you'll see a lot of players in the mid/upper-mid tier segment including companies like Samsung, Xiaomi and Huawei.