Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 4 smartphone in India. We already told you about the launch event happened in New Delhi today. The smartphone is the successor of Redmi Note 3 smartphone from the company which was launched last year at the price tag of INR 9,999. Note 4 is already on sale in China. The company is claiming the Note 4 as the Power King of battery. The smartphone come in three variant of 2/3/4GB RAM along with 32/64GB internal storage. The price of the Note 4 is same as its predecessor and starts at INR 9,999 and goes up to INR 12,999. Moreover, it will be in Black, Dark Grey, and Gold color variants.
For the first time this year, Xiaomi launched two iterations of its Redmi series in 2016. In the first half of this year, we have seen the launch of popular Redmi Note 3 smartphone; and in the second half, the company came up with Redmi Note 4. Unlike the Redmi Note 3, the availability of the Redmi Note 4 is only limited to China. But the latest news suggests the new Redmi Note 4 to be launched soon here in India. As seen with the earlier launched Redmi smartphones, the upcoming Redmi Note 4 will also come with a change in the processor from the Chinese variant.
According to the official invite which we at PhoneRadar have received the new smartphone from Xiaomi is going to launch on 19th of January in New Delhi. Followed is a copy of the Invitation.
MediaTek powered Xiaomi smartphones are banned in India after the launch of original Redmi Note 4G smartphone. The Chinese variant of Redmi Note 3 came with Helio X20 SoC, while the Indian variant came with Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor. Talking about the Redmi Note 4, the Indian variant is expected to feature Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor instead of Helio X20 octa-core processor. The device sports a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display with a 2.5D glass on top and offers a pixel density of 403 ppi.
The Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor comes with a clock speed of 2GHz and coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. Just like the Redmi Note 3, the upcoming device might also come with 2GB and 3GB RAM variants with 16GB and 32GB of storage respectively. It sports a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera. The device is backed by a 4,100mAh non-removable battery and that might also support fast charging technology. Though these are the similar specifications as on its predecessor, the new Redmi Note 4 comes with a new design.
It sports a metal body with chamfered edges which might offer better grip than the rounded edges on Redmi Note 3. Just below the right camera is the fingerprint sensor that might come with even more features with the coming Nougat update. The company will be coming with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 out of the box. After launching the Redmi Note 4 next month in India, we might soon expect the new MIUI updated based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The Nougat based MIUI beta is already released for Mi 5, and soon we might see the public launch.
At the CES 2016, the company announced to bring out something for the global markets. While the company already launched the Mi Box Android set-top box in the U.S market and also sells few accessories in the European markets. Xiaomi is also expected to launch the flagship Mi 6 smartphone at the MWC 2016. It might come powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC and will also support Qualcomm’s latest fast charging technology, Quick Charge 4.0. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details about the upcoming Xiaomi smartphones!