Xiaomi has officially announced their very first India oriented phone for 2017, the Redmi Note 4, succeeding the Redmi Note 3, giving rest to the infinite amount of rumors and the extreme anticipation caused due to social promotions.
The Redmi Note 4 will feature an all-metal unibody design, along with a camera and a fingerprint sensor on the rear on the phone. Besides that, the phone comes equipped with a 5.5-inch Full HD 1080P screen, topped by 2.5D curved glass display (a first for Xiaomi). However, there was no mention of Gorilla Glass protection being present. The phone also sports a Qualcomm SnapDragon 625 MSM8953 octa-core SoC (unlike MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core SoC-based SKU in China), and an Adreno 506 GPU. Xiaomi boasts about the 18nm FinFET technology in the chipset that will provide power efficiency and a better battery life.
The phone will be available in 3 variants in India, starting with the 2GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage version which is priced at Rs. 9,999/-, followed by the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant, retailing at Rs. 10,999/-, and the 4GB RAM and 64GB variant, priced at Rs. 12,999/-. All of these are said to launch exclusively through Flipkart from 12 PM IST on this Monday (23rd January) and also via Mi.com. Xiaomi also introduced three colors for the Redmi Note 4: Gold, Grey, and a brand new Matte Black. Apart from that, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a hybrid dual-SIM slot, which allows you to expand your storage up to 128GB.
Moving to the cameras on the phone, the Redmi Note 4 possesses a 13-megapixel CMOS primary sensor assisted by PDAF (i.e. phase detection autofocus), 77-degree wide-angle lens, an f/2.0 aperture, and a dual-tone LED flash. On the front, the phone carries a 5-megapixel selfie shooter, which is an 85-degree wide-angle lens. Besides that, the phone supports most of the LTE bands and comes VoLTE enabled out of the box.
On the software hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will sport MIUI 8, over Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, Hugo Barra, global vice-president at Xiaomi said that an Android Nougat preview would be available out of the box, and an official OTA will be served as soon as testing finishes.
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