Xiaomi has a Redmi series of smartphones that keeps the counter up on improvements to the budget line. Take, for example, the Redmi Pro from a few months ago — an OLED screen and a ten-core processor for just $225.
At this point, we’re looking at a pretty decent-looking Redmi 4. Well, decent if you like looking at an Honor 5X from Xiaomi. But the specs aren’t bad, if you rely on numbers from Chinese regulatory agency TENAA.
We’re looking at an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz (previously leaked as the Snapdragon 625) with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There’s a 13-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. Android 6.0.1 is said to be running on a 5-inch full HD LCD and a 4,000mAh battery.
We expect this phone out relatively soon, only in China, for just under $200, about double what the Redmi 3 cost initially. But it helps that we keep track of it.