Xiaomi is gaining market share in India, and based on a recent survey (done by IDC) it is now ranked 4th. Xiaomi is 4th in smartphone sales in India behind Micromax. Samsung leads the charts, while Micromax slipped to number 3 position by Lenovo.
Xiaomi’s success has come from: low cost, high specs and reasonable quality smartphones; like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3S and 3S Prime.
While Xiaomi has a strong presence in the Rs. 7,000 (Redmi 3s) to Rs. 20,000 (Xiaomi Mi5) price range; they don’t have any strong offering below Rs.7,000 mark. The 5K to 6K smartphone segment is one of the hottest, with buyers bee lining for cheaper 4G LTE and VOLTE devices. The Redmi 4A can be one of the best smartphone in this segment, if Xiaomi plans to launch it any soon.
Besides impressive specs, Redmi 4A broke some of the sales record in Single’s Day sales in China. Single’s Day sale is a much larger sales extravaganza in China, something like Big Billion Day in India.
An incredible 1 million Xiaomi Redmi 4A smartphones got sold in just 24 hours on Single’s Day. “This is now a top selling smartphone for Xiaomi”, stated Hugo Barra (Vice President, Xiaomi Global).
Xiaomi Redmi 4A
Xiaomi launched the Redmi 4A in China for 499 CNY (5000 INR). So far there is no official word on India launch but can expect that it will get launched in the Indian market soon.
Lets see what makes the Redmi 4A so desirable ?
First of all, this budget smartphone comes with a 5.0 inch, IPS LCD HD (1280*720) pixels resolution, offering 294 ppi pixel density.
Notably, Redmi 4A is one of the cheapest smartphone to come with metallic build and classy looks. It is available in two color variants: Gold & Rose Gold.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4A runs on Android OS, v6.0.1(Marshmallow) along with MIUI 8.0. The latest Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon (SD 425) chipset clocked @ 1.4 GHz Quad-Core processor powers Redmi 4A. The processor comes with Cortex A-53 architecture.
Redmi 4A also has the Adreno 308 GPU to offer great gaming performance.
It has 2 GB RAM and comes with large (16 GB) internal storage. The internal storage is expandable upto 256 GB through external SD card.
This Xiaomi Redmi 4A comes with 13 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture. Camera has features like Auto focus, Geo tagging, LED flash, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR & Panorama.
Additionally, the front selfie camera is a 5 MP, f/2.2 shooter. You can record videos at 1080p resolution @30 fps. More features include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, USB micro v2.0, Dual Sim (3G/4G) and an external SD card through hybrid slot.
Furthermore Redmi 4A has accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity & compass sensor. There is a long lasting non-removable Li-ion 3120 mAH battery to power the Redmi 4A.
Finally, it measures only 8.5 mm in thickness and weighs just 131.5 grams. It is a sleek device with great battery life and performance.
With chart breaking sales numbers, affordable price tag and great specs, Xiaomi Redmi 4A is a highly anticipated smartphone for Indian buyers.
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