Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has unveiled its latest entry level android smartphone in Indian markets on Monday. The Redmi 4A is the most affordable smartphone of the company’s Redmi range of 2017 in India. It could also be taken as an elder sibling to the Redmi 3S prime. Surprisingly, the smartphone is priced at Rs.5999 and will be exclusively available on Amazon India and not Flipkart.
Redmi 4A features a full-metal body design and ridiculously light weight. It is also as light as the Redmi 3S. The smartphone packs a 5-inch HD IPS display with HD (720x1280pixels) resolution. It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with Adreno 308 GPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory which is further expandable via microSD card slot. The dualSIM phones runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8 out-of-the-box and supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) connectivity.
For optics, the Redmi 4A comes with a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture along with autofocus and an LED flash. On the front you get a 5-megapixel snapper. The phone is backed by a 3,120mAh battery which is non-removable.
So, if you’re tired of waiting for Redmi 3S prime, maybe you can check out the new entry level Redmi 4A smartphone which has decent specifications along with a premium looking metal body design.
At the press conference, Xiaomi also expanded its Make in India spree by announcing its second manufacturing plant to be set-up in Sricity (Andra Pradesh) in association with Foxconn. With the new manufacturing plant, more than 95 percent of Xiaomi’s smartphones sold in India are now manufactured in India. The company will now have a combined production capacity of one phone per second during operational hours. The plant has also helped create employment for more than 5000 people from over 100 surrounding villages. More than 90 percent of the workforces employed are women.