Xiaomi Unveils Redmi 4A, announces second manufacturing unit in India

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Xiaomi has taken yet another step in its journey to bring affordable smartphone technology to all Indians. Redmi 4A which comes with high capacity battery, powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, and a 13MP camera, has been launched at INR 5,999.

Reaffirming its commitment to Make in India, the company also announced its second manufacturing unit in partnership with Foxconn at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.

Xiaomi entered India in July 2014 and quickly announced plans to establish its first manufacturing plant. The first plant went live in August 2015 and by March 2016, over 75 percent of its phones were being manufactured in India.

With the new manufacturing plant, more than 95 percent of Xiaomi’s smartphones sold in India are now manufactured in India. Xiaomi will now have a combined production capacity of one phone per second during operational hours.

The plant has also helped create employment for more than 5000 people from over 100 surrounding villages. More than 90 percent of the workforce employed are women.

Manu Jain, vice president and managing director, Xiaomi India said, “With our second manufacturing plant running, we are extending Xiaomi’s commitment to being in India for the long haul and are generating more jobs in the country. With this new plant and our latest Redmi 4A, we are truly excited to be playing a role in enhancing the quality of life for people in India and being a part of the fabric of the country. I would like to thank our partner Foxconn for their incredible support in our India growth story.”

“Each one of our Redmi devices has raised the bar of what smartphones can do and completely changed the game in each of their respective price segments. We are confident that Redmi 4A will redefine the affordable smartphone market in this price segment,” he added.

Redmi 4A is made from a single piece of seamless polycarbonate with a quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 425 processor and a massive 3120mAh battery. These ensure a smooth user experience with power to last beyond a day.

Even with its high capacity battery, Redmi 4A remains just 8.5mm slim, and weighs just 131.5 grams. With the built-in IR blaster, you won’t ever have to worry about ever losing your remote again, and it is compatible with hundreds of brands and thousands of models including TVs, air conditioners, set-up boxes, DVD players, home theatre systems and more.

Redmi 4A boasts a 13MP rear camera to capture sharp and crisp photos and scenic shots, and a 5MP front facing camera with Beautify for great selfies.

Redmi 4A has been designed for full compatibility with India’s LTE cellular networks, including support for LTE Band 5 used for Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

Key features of Redmi 4A:

• Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 425 (Quad-core 1.4GHz) with an Adreno 308 GPU, 64-bit support
• 3120mAh high-density battery
• 13MP f/2.2 rear camera, 5MP f/2.2 front camera with Beautify (Smart and Pro modes)
• 5-inch HD display, dual SIM (3-choose-2 hybrid SIM tray)
• LTE and VoLTE support
• 2GB RAM + 16GB Flash
• Up to 128GB microSD expandable storage
• IR blaster
• Available in Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold
• MIUI 8 with support for 13 Indian languages, local SMS features like copy OTP and other India specific enhancements

Redmi 4A will be available on March 23rd at 12 noon exclusively on Mi.com and Amazon, at a price of Rs 5,999.

Redmi 4A will also be available in a new Rose Gold colour exclusively on Mi.com from Mi fan festival from April 6th.

Redmi 4A will also be available on pre-orders exclusively on Mi.com from April.