Brushed metal Xiaomi Redmi 4 leaked with dual cameras


xiaomi redmi 4

After announcing 110 million Redmi phones sold over the past few years we might be on the verge of seeing a new Redmi model launched to celebrate.

The current Redmi phones offer powerful specs (Snapdragon 652) decent levels of memory (3GB RAM), all metal bodies and even rear fingerprint scanners. In fact the Redmi’s well rounded spec even includes a large battery to boot!

With such a decent phone already available what could Xiaomi be planning to offer for the Redmi 4? Well purported leaked images show a new brushed metal finish and possible dual rear cameras.

The Redmi 4 could have more upmarket and better quality CNC chassis which would certainly give the phone a better feel and perhaps lighter stiffer body. Dual camera’s however seem a little too upmarket for the budget Redmi range, but then again Xiaomi have surprised us before and are likely to do so again.

xiaomi redmi 4

A dual rear camera design would also probably mean that the fingerprint scanner will have moved to the front of the phone, likely in a physical button similar to the Xiaomi Mi5.

As usual with these leaks and rumours we currently have no news on a price or launch date, but you will be the first to know as soon as we get more details.

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34 Comments

  1. G'n'T
    July 11, 2016

    This device (if real) looks quite small. What would be the screen size of this?

    • balcobomber25
      July 11, 2016

      In the first photo it appears to be around a 5” (maybe 4.7 like older Redmi’s).

      • Nam Dang
        July 11, 2016

        Huawei Honor 8 is released and it looks pretty interesting.
        Now waiting for Asus Zenfone 3 and the war can start:
        Xiaomi Mi5 VS Xiaomi Redmi 4 Note VS OnePlus 3 VS Huawei Honor 8 VS Asus Zenfone 3 VS … LG G5 lol

        Which phone are you going to buy?

        • balcobomber25
          July 11, 2016

          Right now I’m loving my Nextbit Robin. My next phone will probably be a OnePlus 3 or Huawei P9. Maybe Axon depending on reviews.

        • balcobomber25
          July 11, 2016

          Right now I’m loving my Nextbit Robin. My next phone will probably be a OnePlus 3 or Huawei P9. Maybe Axon depending on reviews.

          • Nam Dang
            July 11, 2016

            My favourite one is the OnePlus 3 – LTE band 20, homebutton with fingerprint scanner (sadly not clickable), nice design with dBrand, solid camera.
            Xiaomi has missing LTE band 20 and no international warranty and the LG has on screen buttons (I hate them lol) plus not a fan of rear fingerprint scanner haha

            • July 11, 2016

              Zuk z2 pro has all you need then;)

            • Nam Dang
              July 11, 2016

              Nope, its camera performance is underwhelming. Video recording is mediocre plus at low light there are huge frame drops.

            • VMortens
              July 12, 2016

              International warranty for Z2 Pro? Are there any distribution points around the world?

          • jolu
            July 11, 2016

            I’m using both P9 and The OnePlus 3 atm.
            Both phones are great.

  2. xi7
    July 11, 2016

    xiaomi and oneplus > rest of the world

  3. vijay sud
    July 11, 2016

    It could take a big chunk of 5inch market, if dual cameras result in real advance in photography capability of Redmi. 4.

  4. Hellvetta
    July 11, 2016

    I really hope fingerprint scanner will not be front placed. Polished metal is good enough, but why not as mirror.

    • balcobomber25
      July 11, 2016

      I hope it is front scanner, so much easier especially when the phone is resting on my desk.

  5. E8hffff
    July 11, 2016

    Looks awful.

  6. Hakim Farouk
    July 11, 2016

    It looked photoshopped to me tho.

  7. Adam Irvine
    July 11, 2016

    Andi “The current Redmi phones offer powerful specs (Snapdragon 652)” which Redmi has the 652 in it? The Redmi Note 3 Pro has the 650 in it and that’s the most powerful Redmi I know of currently..?

    • MaxPower
      July 11, 2016

      That was a mistake.
      The MI Max has the SD652

  8. Guaire
    July 11, 2016

    Camera pair seems far apart from each other. IMO there is two different camera modules unlike Huawei P9 and their purpose isn’t enhancing the image quality like LG G5.

    Other notable things are lack of rear facing speaker unlike previous Redmi phones, more squarish shape comparison to Redmi 3 and Redmi Note 3. Shape of the metal frame and the curved edges is somewhat similar to Mi Note/Mi 5, full metal back including top and bottom parts like HTC phones.

    If this is real it probably will be best looking Redmi phone ever IMO.

    • Assefa Hanson
      July 11, 2016

      if they are going for depth of field for double cameras then the farhter apart they are from one another the better thats just physics

    • Ha
      July 11, 2016

      Your eyes are even more far apart

      • Guaire
        July 11, 2016

        So what?

  9. realjjj
    July 11, 2016

    Redmi Note 4 not Redmi 4.
    So instead of upgrading from an average sensor to a good one, they waste money on 2 average sensors, just to make sure they copy the bad idea from others.This also likely means home button, at least they are consistent in copying the bad ideas.They are hopeless and they’ll always be that for as long as they lack free will.

    This device might have also shown up on Geekbench with Helio X25 and 4GB of RAM https://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/7304103

    Given the specs, hard to see them go bellow 1199CNY. Ofc could be substantially more too , Xiaomi’s pricing nowadays is all over the place and is hard to anticipate.

    PS: The Honor 8 launched today. no report on that?

    • Muhammad Yasir
      July 11, 2016

      damn…

    • Guaire
      July 11, 2016

      Camera and display quality defines Redmi line as budget phones. Redmi Note 3 and its main competitors already fast enough for most users. Considering Qualcomm doesn’t have true successors to Snapdragon 650/652 next year they probably will come with Helio X30/X35 and it will be even faster. Even an above average camera at 1000 yuan segment can seriously hurt the flagship sales.

      At some point one of the Xiaomi’s rivals might decide to push a Redmi competitor with a nice camera. Then Xiaomi will follow it though their best smartphone cameras isn’t on par with the best smartphone cameras yet.

      I agree that they could make a better single camera with at same or even lower cost rather than 2 subpar camera.

      • realjjj
        July 11, 2016

        To clarify something, the X30 is not gonna make it in 999CNY phones.
        It’s confirmed that it’s 10 cores on 10nm with Cat 10 LTE and 10nm is not gonna be cheap, especially early on. They could have a P30 with dual A73 on 16FF for upper midrange and that would be great- to be clear this is speculation not facts and nobody should be starting any false rumors.
        As for cannibalizing your other products (same brand or diff brands like Vivo and OPPO), one should never be too concerned about that as long as they gain share from others. Besides, in the next 3 to 5 years the screen makes the difference more than anything else between high end and all else- high res for VR, curved, foldable. You don’t cripple your own product to protect another.

        • Lazar Prodanovic
          July 12, 2016

          Firstly A73s are considerably smaller than A72s probably enough to cost the same on 10nm FF with current not so good yields. X30 will cost more if they put in decent gpu but knowing about who we are talking I seriously doubt it. My personal opinion is that their is no much need for A53s as the A73s are efficient enough to go alone especially on 10nm so three cluster 10 cores is a bullshit where they culd spare gates by making a quad A73 only & more precise usage scenario governing for frequency scaling. Also hopefully they will use newer interconnect that will actually raise cost. One last thing POP IP is a ready & already rooted design to print on specific lithography process (TSMC 16 & 10nm FF) so their is no additional costs what’s so ever in putting those blocks on it.

          Bottom line it shouldn’t be much pricier.

      • VMortens
        July 12, 2016

        Samsung and HTC has already decided to release a mid-ranger with a really good camera. In my opinion it’s a matter of time when Chinese producers release a model like this too, but obviously just not now.
        I don’t get the idea of mounting a dual subpar camera too. Better single camera is what Redmi 3/3Pro needs.

    • Wolvie
      July 12, 2016

      Uh pardon me if i beg to differ, so far i tested in a good light environment, my redmi note 3 pro camera is quite good and satisfactory to my needs.

      Again probably i am biased already since i always use those cheapo china brands before with different older mediatek SOC, i can tell you their camera also sucks big time. no use even at good light.

      The above also the reason that i am biased against mediatek SOC. So far using Snapdragon 650 i got no complain at all. Happy go lucky.

      Ah now redmi note 4 go back using mediatek SOC. For me it is quite sad actually , planning to replace my mother smartphone once i got enough money.

      My 2 cents only, i try really hard not to bash mediatek SOC LOL.

      • James
        July 12, 2016

        I agree that the SoC is great – but the camera really sucks (on both the Redmi Note 2 Prime and Redmi Note 3 Pro) when compared to a better phone. That is the main thing which stops me using one as my main phone (no LTE band 20 is also a downside).

      • realjjj
        July 12, 2016

        The camera and MIUI are by far the biggest complains current Redmi Note 3 Pro owners have.
        The fact that you are specific about using the camera in good light tells me that you know that the camera sucks and where its biggest problem is but you have an objectivity problem and are trying to mislead.

        • Lazar Prodanovic
          July 12, 2016

          One really good cam sensor & lens are most definitely better than two average ones & certainly doesn’t cost more.
          You made valid point about that.
          There are some budget phones with really decent cam (module, lens & software) like for instance Alcatel Flash 2 Plus.

  10. Muhammad Yasir
    July 11, 2016

    YAY … i guess

  11. Ionut Johnny
    July 11, 2016

    First pic looks good, second one is ugly.