It looks like a busy year for Xiaomi with series of launches lined up in such short span of time. The company recently launched Redmi 4X and Mi 6 in its home country and it is planning to launch the Redmi 4 in India this month. Ahead of that, the company has also launched a new variant of the Redmi 4X, which appeals to the power users.
Xiaomi had launched the Redmi 4X last month with two configurations – 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. Those models were priced at ¥699 (approx. $102/€96/Rs.6,791) and ¥899 (approx. $131/€124/Rs.8,734), respectively. Now, the company has added another variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage to its Redmi 4X lineup, and the availability is still exclusive to China.
With bumped up storage and RAM, Redmi 4X is priced at ¥1099, which roughly translates to $159 or about Rs. 10,300. Considering the Redmi 4 is just hitting the Indian market, months after its launch in China, it will be a while before we actually see the handset in this part of the subcontinent.
That doesn't the Indian consumers are left out in the cold. Xiaomi is launching its Redmi 4 in India this month, the company's global VP Manu Kumar Jain confirmed on Twitter. This will be the second smartphone in the Redmi series after Redmi 4A – the ultra-affordable smartphone – launched in India in March.
The third variant of the Redmi 4X is same as the other two models. The Redmi 4X features a 5-inch HD display with 2.5D curved glass, a 13MP rear-facing snapper with f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens, PDAF, LED flash, and a 5MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture for selfies.
Under the hood, the new Redmi 4X variant has a 4,100mAh battery and it is powered by the same 1.4GHz Snapdragon 435 chipset and Android Marshmallow based MIUI 8. There are two SIM card slots, one of which doubles up as a microSD card slot, and the handset features a fingerprint scanner for security.
With such specs, this new phone variant is certainly a steal. But it remains to be seen when it will be made available in India. If and when it does, we'll be sure to take it for a spin and share our review.