As tradition goes, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A smartphone will go on sale in India on Thursday, via exclusive online retail partner Amazon India. However, unlike previous weeks, the Amazon Great Indian Sale has begun, and the e-commerce website has limited availability of the smartphone only to Amazon Prime subscribers. It will be available at Rs. 5,999.
On Thursday, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A (Review) will go on sale via Amazon India between 3pm and 4pm IST - and as we mentioned, it will only be available to Amazon Prime members. The company notes that users in their free trial will still be eligible to buy the smartphone - users can also sign up now and become eligible for the sale later on Thursday. The online marketplace notes that the Citibank cashback offer is not applicable. To recall, during the Amazon Great Indian Sale, credit and debit cards issued by Citibank are eligible for an additional 10 percent cashback on purchases made using the desktop site, and 15 percent on shopping via the app.
An offer that's still applicable is an exclusive data offer from Idea for prepaid numbers where users will get 28GB of 4G data with the recharge pack of Rs. 343; the daily cap on data consumption with this pack is 1GB. Apart from data, the Redmi 4A customers will get 300 minutes of free calls per day and 3,000 local and STD SMSes per month. The validity of this recharge pack is 28 days. After 28 days, buyers can again avail the same data, call, and SMS benefits with a recharge of Rs. 343. The offer will expire on June 30, 2017. Amazon is also offering Rs. 200 promotion credit on Kindle ebooks to buyers.
Featuring a polycarbonate body, the Redmi 4A bears a hybrid dual-SIM card slot, and runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The smartphone features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display, and is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC coupled with the Adreno 308 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
It sports a 13-megapixel sensor with PDAF, a 5-lens system, an f/2.2 aperture, and is backed by a LED flash. There is a 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 aperture on board as well. The Redmi 4A comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
The Redmi 4A's connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, and Bluetooth v4.1. Sensors on board the smartphone include accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, infrared, and proximity. Dimensions of the new Xiaomi smartphone are 139.5x70.4x8.5mm, and it weighs in at 131.5 grams. Redmi 4A is powered by a 3120mAh battery with fast charging support.