After launching the device in China last year and after all the much hype created in previous few days, Xiaomi has finally launched the Redmi Note 4 today in India. The device is priced at Rs 9,999 for 2GB RAM + 32GB internal storage, Rs 10,999 for 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and Rs 12,999 for 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and will come in Dark Grey, Black and Gold colour options.
The first sale of the device is set to happen on January 23rd, 2017 at 12:00 PM on both Flipkart and Mi.com. However, the said sale will only be for the 3GB + 32GB internal storage variant and the 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variant on Flipkart while the company will sell all the variants via Mi.com
Quickly briefing the specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) 2.5D curved glass display and a 2.0 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. The hybrid dual SIM smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating and has a 4100 mAh battery. In terms of design, the smartphone is near identical to the Redmi Note 3 with a fingerprint scanner at the back.
For the storage, it comes with 2GB RAM + 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB of internal storage variants, all of which are expandable via microSD card. The smartphone offers a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with dual tone LED flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel front camera. On the connectivity front, the device offers 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), GPS with AGS/GLONASS and USB Type C. The handset measures 151 x 76 x 8.35mm and weighs 175 grams. Stay tuned on our website as we take you through the launch and the review as and when it happens.
Xiaomi might have played a gamble by going with a Snapdragon 625 instead of Snapdragon 653 on the Redmi Note 4. However, it will be interesting to test the new Redmi Note 4 against its predecessor which comes with a Snapdragon 650 chipset. On the other hand, battery life is expected to be better on the Note 4 as Snapdragon 625 is much more battery efficient than Snapdragon 650 or even Snapdragon 653 because it is built on 14nm FinFET architecture. Nevertheless, we request you to stay updated on The Mobile Indian Network for the full detailed review and camera test. Also, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.