Xiaomi is gearing up for the release of the Redmi 4, the latest phone expected to join the ranks of its budget lineup. With previous Redmi devices fusing good specs with a very affordable price tag, we're expecting the latest model to continue this tradition in 2016. Below you'll find the Xiaomi Redmi 4 price, release date, specs and features we know so far.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 price and release date
A post on Weibo revealed that the Redmi 4 might be announced on August 25, shortly before the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, which is rumored to be unveiled on September 5. The pricing rumors so far suggest it will cost around 699 Yuan, or about $105. This is about the same price as last year's Redmi 3 and we have no reason to doubt that Xiaomi will release the new model at the same budget price point.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 design and specs
We recently saw a post on Gizmochina revealing some leaked images of a Redmi 4 prototype. They show a solid-looking unit with a metal unibody and finely machined rear edges. The front of the phone has a glossy glass finish and a decent display, most probably using an IPS LCD panel. Take a look at the images below:
There is also a pair of speaker grilles on the bottom edge, although no evidence just yet whether it will have stereo sound, plus what looks like a micro-USB in between. If this device does not end up incorporating a USB Type-C port, it wouldn't come as a surprise considering this is a budget offering from Xiaomi. You can view it right here and let us know if you agree:
Regarding Xiaomi Redmi 4 specs and performance, some data pulled from Geekbench 3 has appeared online and gives us a hint at what this device will be capable of. If this is accurate, the Redmi 4 would have a Snapdragon 625 chipset plus 3 GB of RAM all running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The benchmark sheet below shows all the details. We'll update you as more information appears.
Are you a fan of the Xiaomi Redmi family? Do you think the Redmi 4 could be the best budget Android phone of 2016? Let us know in the comments.