Yes, another Xiaomi-made smartphone is on the verge of making its debut, but before this happens, as usual, we got the chance to see a couple of leaked images! It seems that the Chinese manufacturer has a thing for incredibly thin bezels now, since the upcoming Redmi 4 (yes, it has the same name as the older model, but it went through a design overhaul) will also have very thin borders.
The original Xiaomi Redmi 4 offered about 69 percent screen-to-body radio, but the ‘face-lifted’ version comes with significantly thinner bezels. No, they’re not completely gone, but the phone adopted a design close to last year’s Mi Mix, which was absolutely spectacular! And besides the smaller bezels, the phone is also shorter, so there’s no doubt that we’re dealing with a serious design change.
Initially, Xiaomi launched the Redmi 4 in November, but just for China, as a successor to the Redmi 3s, offering the perfect combination of great looks and affordability.
Spec-wise, it comes with a 5.0″ HD display, while under the hood we can find a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 430 chip, with 2 or 3 GB of RAM, alongside 16 or 32 gigs of internal storage. The latter can be expanded with 128 more, thanks to the presence of a microSD card slot.
Moving on to the camera department, the Redmi 4 has a 13 MP snapper on the back, aided by an LED flash and PDAF, while a 5 MP front-facing unit is in charge with selfies. As for the battery, it has a capacity of 4,100 mAh, more than enough for a 5.0″ smartphone with these specs.
The handset is currently available for about ~$103 in China, for the base variant, while the premium one takes the price tag one step further, at ~$129. However, the latter is definitely worth the money, since it offers a Snapdragon 625 octa-core chip, with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.