The Xiaomi Redmi 3 only cropped up back in January and it is already set to be replaced by the new generation model, the Xiaomi Redmi 4, which has been unofficially detailed in a number of areas.
The Redmi 4 is set to be launched in the next couple of months and it is currently waiting to clear the certifications before it becomes official. One of the main improvements of the Xiaomi Redmi 4 seems to be carried out in the display department. The phone is set to come with the same 5 inch display as in the previous generation, but the resolution will be up from 720p to 1080p on the new generation model.
This will be a significant improvement considering that the pixel density improves by almost 50% over the previous generation model. The 1080p resolution is fast becoming the standard for mid-range of smartphones and it is clear that the Xiaomi Redmi 4 does not want to miss out on this party. The phone will ship with the Android Marshmallow from the box, while the previous generation supported only the Android Lollipop. A big improvement would be the new generation snapdragon 625 processor, which is much more efficient and slightly more powerful than the snapdragon 615 chipset used in the Xiaomi Redmi 3.
Some of the convenience elements that gets added to the device as part of the upgrade is the 32 GB of internal storage. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 only offered 16 GB and, even with the ability to move apps to the SD card, it was not going to be sufficient for the performance users. Now, the 32 GB variant along with the 256 GB of memory card support, using the second SIM slot, will be more than sufficient. The hybrid SIM slot has been preferred by many of the Chinese smartphones in recent times and the Xiaomi Redmi 4 manages to make the best possible use.
In terms of imaging, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 is expected to carry a forward the same specifications – albeit with small changes to the algorithm – to the camera. It will be the same 13-megapixel rear camera and a five-megapixel front camera. Battery size on the device is likely to remain the same 4100 mAh, which is likely to result in slightly lower battery endurance due to the more pixels per inch on the display. Crucially, the phone will have a fingerprint sensor to take advantage of Android Marshmallow’s capabilities.