Looks like Xiaomi wants to start the new year with a bang. After announcing that it is going to be part of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, there are now speculations around a new device launch as well.
According to report in the MakTech blog, the Chinese smartphone maker is all set to launch the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in January 2017. The dates have not yet been announced though a mid-January launch is being speculated. The Redmi Note 4 which was launched in China earlier this year in August.
But unlike the Chinese variant, which was launched with MediaTek Helio X20 chipset, the Indian variant of the Redmi Note 4 will be launched with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC. Xiaomi still cannot sell MediaTek powered smartphones in India, due to a court injunction.
In terms of features, the Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD display with a 2.5D curved display, thereby giving a pixel density of 401ppi. The phone is expected to come in different RAM (2GB/3GB/4GB) and storage (16GB/32GB). The storage is expandable to 128GB using a microSD card. There will be fingerprint scanner on the rear side of the phone as well. In terms of design language, the Redmi Note 4 does not look very different from the phone it will most likely replace - the Redmi Note 3.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the OS out of the box with MIUI skin atop it. Other features include a dual SIM card support with hybrid SIM card slot, 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth, GPS, Micro-USB, infra-red port. The smartphone comes in three colour options including Silver, Gold, and Dark Grey.
In terms of camera, you get a 13MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash unit, PDAF and a 5MP front-facing camera. Just like its predecessor, the Redmi Note 4 will come with a large capacity 4100mAh battery.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is expected to be launched at a launch price of Rs 11,999. This is still under speculation, so the final price may be different. Also there is no clarity as to which RAM and storage variants are headed to India, so we will have to wait and watch.
As for the China pricing the Redmi Note 4 is available for CNY 899 (Rs 8,900 approx) for the 16GB model and CNY 1199 (Rs 11,800 approx) for the 64GB one.
Published Date: Dec 18, 2016 14:06 PM | Updated Date: Dec 18, 2016 14:06 PM