Xiaomi just revealed its new in-house processor – the Surge S1 SoC and the Mi 5c is the company’s first handset to include the chipset. Apart from this, the Chinese smartphone giant also launched the Xiaomi Redmi 4X at the same launch event.
The Redmi 4X features a 5-inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display and has hybrid dual SIM support. It is powered by a 1.4GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 processor coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. It sports all-metal body and packs a fingerprint scanner on the back.
The company says the new-Redmi series handset has received a major design upgrade. Like previous Redmi series handsets, the Redmi 4X comes in two storage versions – 2GB RAM with 16GB storage and 3GB RAM with 32GB storage. There is a microSD card slot which can be used for further memory expansion up to 128GB.
It sports a 13-megapixels rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. There is also a 5-megapixels front camera with f/2.2 aperture. It runs on the company’s MIUI 8 based on Android. The connectivity options available within the smartphone are 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS. There is a 4100mAh battery on the back which is the highlight of the handset.
Price and Availability: The Xiaomi Redmi 4X comes in Cherry Pink, Champagne Gold and Mate Black colors, is priced at 699 Yuan (US$ 101 / Rs. 6790 approx.) for the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant costs 899 Yuan (US $130 / Rs. 8730 approx.).