After focusing on its first home-developed chipset, the Surge S, and then the Mi 5C, Xiaomi announced one more smartphone before calling it a day. On its official Weibo account, the company introduced the Xiaomi Redmi 4X for the Chinese market.
The Redmi 4X looks identical to its brother, the Redmi 4 when it also comes with a metal body and a fingerprint scanner placed at the back. The device features a 5-inch IPS HD display with 450 nit maximum brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, and 2.5D curved glass on top. Powering the Redmi 4X will be the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435 octa-core chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz, with the Adreno 505 GPU for handling graphic. The chipset will be packed with two configurations – 2GB of RAM with 16GB of built-in storage, and 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage, which can be expandable via a microSD card slot. At the rear, the Redmi 4X comes equipped a 13MP primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens, phase detection autofocus, and an LED flash. On the front is a 5MP resolution snapper for selfies, with an f/2.2 aperture lens.
Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, Hybrid Dual SIM slots, and 4G LTE. All features of the Redmi 4X will be kept by an impressive 4100mAh capacity battery. In terms of dimensions, the device measures 139.24 x 69.96mm x 8.65mm and weighs at 150 grams. Xiaomi hasn’t unveiled the version of Android on the Redmi 4X, but it is probably Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and not Android Nougat.
The Redmi 4X will be available in four-color options: Cherry Pink, Champagne Gold and Matt Black. It starts going on sale next month with a price tag of $102 for the 2GB RAM version and $131 for the 3GB RAM variant.