The brand new Xiaomi Mi Note 4 is on its way to India, claim various online reports. Redmi Note 4 is the successor to popular Redmi Note 3, which was one of the bestselling devices for the company in India. A blog known as MakTechBlog says that the company is launching the new version of the Note 4 in January 2017.
In terms of design and specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is quite similar to Redmi Note 3, but Note 4 has a Type-C USB port. Although the processor will likely be a Snapdragon one from Qualcomm, instead of MediaTek chip version which sells in China, given that Xiaomi faces a ban on selling MediaTek devices in the country.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was unveiled in China in the ‘affordable’ mid-range market and features a full metal unibody design. Redmi Note 4 is listed in three colour variants in China.
The Redmi Note 4 comes in two storage options – 2GB RAM+16GB ROM and 3GB RAM+64GB ROM. The price starts at CNY 899 (Approximately Rs 9,000) for the 2GB RAM variant and CNY 1199 (Approximately Rs 12,000) for the 3GB RAM version.
Xiaomi Mi Note 4 Specifications
Display: The smartphone gets a 5.5-inch full HD display (1920×1080 pixels) with 2.5D arc glass design.
Processor: The smartphone is powered by a 2.1 GHz 10-core Helio X20 processor in China. Redmi Note 4 runs on company’s latest MIUI 8 OS.
Storage: Other than the two storage variants, the storage is expandable up to 128GB via micro SD card.
Camera: The smartphone features a 13MP primary camera and 5MP front camera.
Battery: The note 4 features a big 4,100 mAh battery.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 4 has a fingerprint scanner at the back. The fingerprint scanner can also be used to pay for purchases and view private files.
Why is India an important market destination for Xiaomi?
For Xiaomi’s, its affordable Redmi series with phones like Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3, and Redmi 3S Prime, has done well in the country. We’ll have to wait and see if Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 further boosts up sales for the company in India. According to numbers from IDC, Redmi Note 3 was the most successful smartphone in India’s online channels, so it’s not surprising if Xiaomi hopes to replicate this success with a new Redmi phone.
Given the price-point and battery size, the Redmi Note 4 will compete with the likes of Lenovo K6 Power and Asus Zenfone 3 Max in India. However, Xiaomi itself has not confirmed any launch event for January but the Redmi series has done well in India in 2016. The company claims to have sold over 2.3 million units of just the Redmi Note 3 smartphone.