Xiaomi Redmi 4 has been in news for quite sometime now, but is yet to see the light of day. It was first rumoured that the device would be unveiled along with the Redmi Note 4 in August, but it didn't happen though the latter was announced. The device is back in news after a lull, and this time for clearing Chinese telecom equipment certification authority TENAA's certification.
The Chinese technology giant appears to be ready for the launch of Redmi 4 now that it has unveiled its flagship, the Mi Note 2 and the Mi MIX. The upcoming budget smartphone has been spotted with model number 2016090, a 4.96-inch screen with 1,280×720 resolution, 141.3×69.6×8.9 mm dimension, and 4000mAH battery on TENAA.
Geekbench benchmarking site has hinted at two variants of the Redmi 4, one with a 16GB internal memory+2GB RAM codenamed Xiaomi Mido, and the other with a 32GB internal storage+3GB RAM. They are expected to share other specifications like a 5-inch IPS LCD display with 1,920×1,080 screen resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core processor, a 32GB internal storage, a 3GB RAM, and a 4,100mAh Battery with Quick Charge technology.
The Redmi 4's predecessor Redmi 3 sports a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720x1,280 pixels (294 ppi pixel density), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor, and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop based MIUI 7.0 operating system. It also features a 16GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB via microSD card, a 2GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/2.0, phase detection autofocus and LED flash, a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.2 aperture, and a 4,100mAh battery.