Xiaomi has cut the price of the Redmi 4 in India. The budget smartphone is now Rs 500 cheaper and the Redmi 4 variant with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage can be bought at Rs 8,499 -- down from Rs 8,999. Likewise, the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant now carries the revised price tag of Rs 10,499.
Xiaomi has confirmed the Redmi 4 price cut on Thursday, March 15 via its official Redmi India Twitter handle.
Interestingly, the Redmi 4 price cut comes just a day after Xiaomi launched its successor -- Redmi 5 -- in India on March 14. The Redmi 5 was launched at a starting price Rs 7,999 for the base 2GB RAM + 16 GB storage variant. But the 3GB RAM +32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variants are priced exactly the same as the 3GB RAM +32GB storage and 4GB RAM +64GB storage variants of the preceding model.
Xiaomi must have dropped the prices of the older Redmi 4, to differentiate it from the newly launched Redmi 5.
The revised prices are applicable to Redmi 4 units purchased via both online and offline channels. The device is currently listed with the new price tags on Amazon India and Xiaomi's official e-store Mi.com. The Redmi 4 can also be purchased at the new prices from Mi Home retail stores and Mi partner retailers across the country.
To recall, the Redmi 4 (REVIEW) was launched in India in May last year. It was launched at Rs 6,999 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage variant, Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant and Rs 10,999 for the 4GB RAM model with 64GB internal storage. However, the 2GB RAM +16GB storage variant seems to have been discontinued as it hasn't been listed on any site.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Specifications
Xiaomi's Redmi 4 features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display with 2.5D Curved Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset which is clocked at 1.4GHz and coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM.
Redmi 5 sports a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and an LED flash, and a 5MP front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture lens.
The smartphone originally comes with three storage options – 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, but is now only available in the 32GB and 64GB storage options. Both the variants come with expandable storage via a microSD card up to 128GB.
Connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/A-GPS, MicroUSB OTG, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The dual-SIM smartphone also features a fingerprint sensor at the rear panel.
The handset is fuelled by a massive 4100mAh battery and runs Android Marshmallow based MIUI 8 out of the box. However, it can be upgraded to Android 7.1.2 Nougat based MIUI 9 via a software update.
The Redmi 4 is available in black, gold and dark grey color options.