The Chinese electronics company, Xiaomi is the world’s 5th largest smartphone maker. In the year 2015, it sold 70.8 million units of smartphones. The Redmi 4, successor to the Xiaomi Redmi 3 has been spotted on Geekbench, a benchmarking website. As per the listing found on the website, the Redmi 4 will sport an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC wich will be an upgrade over the Snapdragon 430 Soc used in Xiaomi redmi 3S and Xiomi redmi 3s prime. The listing also suggested the smartphone to be having 3 Gigs of RAM and will run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It’s not yet known when or if Xiaomi will launch this smartphone in India. It would be one of the latest phones expected to join the ranks of its budget lineup.
It is likely to sport a twin-speaker setup that surrounds the USB port at the bottom of the device. The processor will be clocked at 2.0 GHz. The motherboard used will be msm8953. According to the benchmarking results, the phone scored 929 on a single core and 4751 on multi-core which is quite decent. It is expected that it will be priced at CNY 699 (approximately Rs. 7,000). Also, it will include a 5-inch full-HD display, a metal body, fingerprint scanner, the other sensors being Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and a battery with a capacity of 4000mah which will support fast charging. It will come with LTE Cat 7 support. It is expandable with microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) which means that it is a hybrid one as seen in the Redmi Note 3 and many new devices.
Some leaked photos of how the Redmi 4 will look have been spotted on Playfuldroid.
Xiaomi recently confirmed that it is going to enter in an all new segment of Air Purifiers in India. It has so far launched products with various categories including phones, accessories, and tablets.