At a press event in New Delhi today, Xiaomi has launched the ‘Redmi Note 4‘, the successor to the highly popular Redmi Note 3 that has witnessed over 3.6 million sales in India till date. Redmi Note 4 has been launched in 3 variants with a Snapdragon SoC in India at an aggressive pricing, starting at Rs. 9,999. It is the first device from Redmi series to feature a Matte Black color version and also the first one to sport a 2.5D curved glass display. Now let’s see what all the RN4 packs:
Redmi Note 4 comes with a metal body and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, similar to its predecessor. The phone sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D glass and is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2GHz coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. Though, one would consider its SD 625 SoC a downgrade as compared to Snapdragon 650 on Redmi Note 3 but Snapdragon 625 with 14nm FinFET technology is claimed to deliver an efficient battery life. Under the hood, its highest variant packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage that is expandable upto 128GB. There are 2 other variants as well – 2GB RAM with 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM with 32GB ROM.
It runs on MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The device packs a 4100mAh battery, Infrared sensor and Hybrid Dual SIM (accepts nano SIM + micro SIM or micro SIM + microSD card) with support for VoLTE. There is no USB Type-C support though. The primary camera is a 13MP one with Sony sensor, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED flash. A 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and wide-angle lens is there for selfies.
The phone is 8.5mm thick and weighs 175g. Comes in 3 colors – Black, Dark gray, and Gold. Pricing is as follows:
- 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM – Rs. 9,999
- 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM – Rs. 10,999
- 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM – Rs. 12,999
The device will go on sale on 23rd January at 12PM on Mi.com and Flipkart through open sale, without any registrations. However, the Matte Black variant will be made available for sale at a later time. Redmi Note 4 will be competing with the likes of Honor 6X, Moto G4 Plus, and Coolpad Cool 1 that comes with similar features and pricing. It should be an interesting competition and we hope Xiaomi makes adequate number of units available in its first sale.