At an event in New Delhi today, Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi 4 and entered the networking category with the Mi Router 3C. While the Redmi 4 has been teased since the launch of the budget Redmi 4A, the arrival of the router was a surprise.
The Redmi 4 is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, Adreno 505 GPU, 4100mAh battery running on MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The 5″ HD display is protected by a 2.5D curved glass and the all metal body comes in black and gold colours. The device weighs 150g and has measurements of 139.2×69.6.x8.6mm. Coming to the optics, the 5MP front camera has a f/2.2 aperture while the 13MP rear camera has f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detection AutoFocus and LED flash. The Redmi 4 will be available in 3 different RAM+ROM combinations: 2+16,3+32 and 4+64.
The Mi Router 3C has a sleek look and features 4 antennae with a dedicated PCB circuit. They work with an alternate 2xtransmit and 2xreceive antenna design for better performance and range. With in-built 64MB RAM, it can connect upto 64 devices including 44 IoT and 20 computing ones. It supports 802.11n Wi-FI protocol at 2.4GHz and a maximum speed of 300Mbps. On the back there is a 3 colour LED indicator, 2 LAN ports and 1 WAN port.
The Redmi 4 will be available from 23 May on Mi.com and Amazon India at a price of Rs.6,999 for 2GB RAM+16GB RAM and Rs.8,999 for 3GB RAM+32GB RAM. The 4GB RAM+64GB RAM variant priced at Rs.10,999 will be available at the end of June.
The Mi Router 3C costs Rs.1,199 and will be sold exclusively on Mi.com from 20 May for a limited period after which it will also be made available from 8 June on Amazon India and Flipkart. The devices will also be available in the newly opened Bengaluru store from 9AM on 20 May. Users can also pre-book on the Mi.com store for a token amount of Rs.1,000 to guarantee a unit.