The Xiaomi Redmi 4A is the successor to the 1S, and it comes for just Rs 5,999
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After selling a record-breaking 1 million Redmi Note 4 phones in just 45 days , Xiaomi is back again with its second budget offering, the Redmi 4A which is the successor to the Redmi 3S. The phone was launched back in November in China and nearly four months after, it hit the Indian shores. As expected, the Redmi 4A is Xiaomi’s super budget phone with an entry-level price of Rs 5,999.

Among all the Redmi 4 phones that has been released in China, the Redmi 4A is the cheapest. It features Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage with a 5-inch LCD IPS display on top in 720p HD resolution. In addition, the phone comes with dual SIM 4G support with VoLTE. A microSD card slot also allows for expanding the storage. During the launch, Xiaomi's product head Jai Mani also claimed the phone is 20 per cent faster than the Samsung J2.

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There is also no fingerprint sensor on the phone. As for the optics, a 13-megapixel shooter with f/2.2 aperture dons the rear half of the phone coupled with a LED flash while the front fascia sports a 5-megapixel camera. The rear camera can shoot full HD videos at 30fps.

The Redmi 4A takes a lot of design cues from the metal unibody design of the Mi4i, which was launched exclusively for Indian markets and while the phone feels a lot lighter and thinner, it packs a decently capacious 3,120mAh battery that will undoubtedly make the phone last for more than a day of heavy use.

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However, the Redmi 4A runs on a dated Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 on top. With the Redmi 4A, Xiaomi also introduced a new feature in its MIUI where the sms app will display information in the form of cards. For instance, IRCTC bookings will be displayed in the form of cards.

The phone is available exclusively at Amazon India and also on Xiaomi’s own e-commerce portal, Mi.com. The phone is priced at Rs 5,999 and will go on sale at noon, on March 23rd.