tech2 News StaffJan 24, 2018 16:42:00 IST
Xiaomi's best selling smartphone, the Redmi Note 4 has got yet another price cut. The permanent price cut this time around applies only to the 64 GB model with 4 GB RAM which makes for an even sweeter deal, despite its ageing internals and design.
It's more than a year old, but Xiaomi's budget Redmi Note 4 smartphone is losing its charm to brands like Huawei's Honor, that seem to be beating both OnePlus and Xiaomi at their own game.
The recently launched Huawei Honor 9 Lite offers better specifications, a new and refreshed design and even throws in dual cameras on the back and the front.
Add the latest Android 8.0 Oreo software to the mix, and it hard to pick a Redmi Note 4 anymore.
Xiaomi could have been dethroned, but the price cut may be a move to empty stocks as Xiaomi makes way for a new Note 5. While there are no details about the smartphone just yet, rumours point to the Redmi 5 Plus, getting rebranded as the Note 5 for India.
The smartphone was recently launched in China, and features a FullHD+ display with a tried and tested Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 paired 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. Xiaomi offers a 12 MP rear camera at the back and 5 MP unit on the front keeping things simple. Powering it all is a 4,000 mAh battery.
The brand will have to do a lot better than this to deliver a worthy successor to the Note 4, one that should not only feature a new design, but better camera chops to go with it.
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