Xiaomi is set to launch the Redmi Note 4 smartphone in India early next year. The successor to the popular Redmi Note 3 is tipped to launch in mid-January and might come with a price tag of Rs 11,999.
According to a report by marktech blog, Xiaomi will bring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 variant of the Redmi Note 4 in India, unlike the Chinese counterpart that comes with a MediaTek Helio X20 chipset. The company is embroiled in a court battle with Swedish telecommunication firm Ericsson over patent infringement, which does not allow the company to sell the MediaTek-powered smartphones in the Indian market. The smartphone was launched in China earlier this year in August and the 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage is priced at 899 Yuan or approximately Rs 9,060 while the 3GB variant with 64GB internal storage will cost you 1199 Yuan or approximately Rs 12,080.
In terms of specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 sports a 5.5-inch full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels with 2.5d curved glass. The company might launch the Qualcomm Snapdragon 624 chipset with Adreno 506 GPU. The device is expected to come with different RAM (2GB/3GB/4GB) and storage (16GB/64GB) configurations. The storage can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.
For optics, the device offers a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with dual tone LED flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel front camera. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and has a 4000 mAh battery. It features a metal body and also has a fingerprint sensor at the back. 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.