Xiaomi took the wraps off their latest smartphone offering, the Redmi Note 4, earlier today, and as is expected from the budget-friendly Redmi series, the device offers a premium look, specifications, and features, and more importantly, an ultra-affordable price tag.
The Redmi Note 4 retains the premium full metal unibody construction that was introduced with its predecessor, but now comes with a brushed metal finish and chamfered edges that looks and feels even better. The design language is quite similar as well, with the Redmi Note 4 also coming with a fingerprint scanner on the back.
Under the hood, the Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display that is covered with a 2.5D curved glass panel. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio X20 processor, that is backed by the Mali-T880MP4 GPU and 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM. 16 GB or 64 GB are the on-board storage options available, which also dictates how much RAM you get, and you also get expandable storage via microSD card to cover all your needs. Keeping everything running is a huge 4,100 mAh battery.
On the camera side of things, the Redmi Note 4 comes with the same 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front-facing shooter as its predecessor. However, the Indian variant of the Redmi Note 3 did feature an upgraded 16 MP rear unit when compared to its Chinese counterpart, so it’ll be interesting to see if Xiaomi decides to do the same with the Indian version of the Note 4. The device is running MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
Speaking of the Indian variant, the Redmi Note 3 is one of the best-selling smartphones in India, and it’s safe to assume that its successor while make its way to Indian shores soon enough. However, as was the case with the Redmi Note 3 and the Redmi 3S series, the Indian version of the Redmi Note 4 will have to come with a Qualcomm processor, with Xiaomi unable to release MediaTek-powered smartphones in India due to an on-going legal battle with Ericsson.
The 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage version of the Redmi Note 4 is priced at CNY 899 (~$135), while the 3 GB and 64 GB storage iteration will be available for CNY 1199 (~$180). If Xiaomi can manage to retain a similar price tag with the international variant, the company will certainly have another massive success on their hands.
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