Initially introduced in China quite some time ago, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has finally been launched in India today. Considering the fact that it has been five months since the initial announcement of the device, it’s only natural that India is getting a new variant of the Redmi Note 4: it’s now packing a Qualcomm processor instead of a MediaTek one.
For the Indian market, the Redmi Note 4 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor instead of a MediaTek Helio X20 chipset. Other than that, the base model also gets a bump in storage: it now comes with double the storage at 32GB along with 2GB of RAM. Aesthetically, this new variant of the Redmi Note 4 gets a new coat of paint too: Matte Black. Looking at official product images of this new colour, it does look quite classy.
Aside from these differences, the new Redmi Note 4 is similar to the original model. It’s still packing a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, up to 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, support for microSD cards up to 128GB, 13MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras, as well as a sizeable 4,100mAh battery. Interestingly, the Redmi Note 4 is also set to receive a preview of MIUI 8 based on Android 7.0 Nougat sometime in the future.
The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is set to go on sale in India on the 23rd of January 2017. As many as three variants will be sold there: the 32GB model will go for 9,999 Indian rupee (about RM650) and 10,999 rupee (approximately RM715) for the 2GB and 3GB RAM variants respectively, as well as a 64GB model with 4GB of RAM for 12,999 rupee (around RM850). Naturally, it remains to be seen if this new variant of the Redmi Note 4 will be launched in Malaysia.