Xiaomi has just confirmed that they’ll introduced the Redmi 4 on November 4th in China. The company did this by sharing a teaser image on Weibo (Chinese social network). The Redmi 4 actually got certified alongside the Redmi 4A, a slightly less powerful variant of the Redmi 4, so we’ll probably get to see both of those variants announced on November 4th, which is in two days. If you take a look at the provided image, you’ll get to see a part of the upcoming smartphone, its upper left corner that is. It seems like the Redmi 4 will sport a metallic frame, and chances are its back side will also be made out of metal, at least based on the images TENAA provided a while back. The device will sport a 2.5D curved glass on top of its display, as you can see in the provided image, and the antenna lines will be implemented on the phone’s frame which goes around the device, and we’ll probably get to see some antenna lines on the back as well. Based on this image, the phone’s side bezels (black bars) won’t be that pronounced as well, at least it seems like it.
The Redmi 4 has been rumored to sport a 5-inch 1080p touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, a 5 MP selfie snapper, a Qualcomm chipset with an octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a fingerprint scanner on the back, and a 4,000 mAh battery. It will reportedly be available in gray, silver, and gold (with the first of those color options pictured in the teaser, we assume).
Price-wise this is set to be quite expensive compared to its predecessors, allegedly retailing for CNY 1,300 – which means $192 or €173 at the current exchange rates. Obviously though, it’s still affordable enough for the specs it packs.
Xiaomi should also launch the cheaper and lower-end Redmi 4A alongside the Redmi 4, at the same event in just a couple of days. They will both run the latest MIUI version on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.