Redmi Note 4: Xiaomi launches new affordable phone in India

Xiaomi's new Redmi Note 4 comes in three colours. Photograph:( WION )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 19, 2017, 09.46 AM (IST)

 

After teasing the name for quite a few days, Xiaomi has finally launched the much-awaited Redmi Note 4 in India. The phone comes in three variants - 32GB (with 2GB RAM) at Rs 9,999, 32GB (with 3GB RAM) at Rs 10,999 and 64GB (with 4GB RAM) at Rs 12,999, and will go on sale from next week. All the models are expandable up to 128 GB via an SD card.

The first sale for the Redmi Note 4 is scheduled for January 23 (at 12 PM). The phone will be available on Mi.com and Flipkart with no pre-registrations.

Encased in a unibody design, the Redmi Note 4, which is the successor to the Redmi Note 3, features a metal body and a 5.5-inch full HD display. According to the company, the Note 4 is the first Redmi smartphone to feature 2.5D curved glass on the front.

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, which is claimed to be the first chipset in its class to use 14nm FinFET technology. This new technology is said to be more power-efficient than processors based on 28nm technology. As a result, the Redmi Note 4's 4100mAh battery is touted to last an average 25 per cent longer than the Redmi Note 3.

Talking about its cameras, the Redmi Note 4 sports a 13 megapixel CMOS camera with Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) for faster focusing, f/2.0 aperture, and a Backside Illuminated (BSI) sensor with 1.12-micron pixels, which can capture more light than its predecessor. The front of the phone, however, has a 5 megapixel, f/2.0 aperture camera.

The Redmi Note 4 is said to be fully compatibility with India’s LTE cellular networks, including support for LTE Band 5 used for Voice over LTE (VoLTE), which enables HD calls to be carried over 4G.

The Note 4 is a dual-SIM phone, but it comes with a hybrid SIM slot. This means that the phone can either support two SIM cards or one SIM card and a microSD card.

Apart from the usual Dark Grey and Gold, the Redmi Note 4 will also be available in a new matte black finish.

(WION)