The successor to Xiaomi's best-selling phone of the year is here.
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 4, the first phone to offer MIUI 8 out of the box. The phone retains the 5.5-inch Full HD display as the Redmi Note 3, but we're now looking at a metal unibody design with chamfered edges and much-needed 2.5D glass at the front.
Specs on offer include a MediaTek Helio X20 SoC with ten CPU cores (two Cortex A72 at 2.1GHz, four Cortex A53 at 1.8GHz, and four Cortex A53 at 1.4GHz), dual SIM slots with a hybrid microSD slot, 13MP f/2.0 camera with PDAF, storage configurations of 16GB and 64GB, and a massive 4100mAh battery. Like the Redmi Note 3, the Note 4 offers a fingerprint sensor at the back.
The Redmi Note 3 proved to be incredibly popular for Xiaomi in India, with the company seeing a record 880,000 shipments in Q2 2016. Since its debut in March, Xiaomi sold over 1.75 million units of the Redmi Note 3 in India. It isn't hard to see why the phone did so well in the market. The Redmi Note 3 featured a great metal design, excellent hardware in the form of a Snapdragon 650 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage, 16MP camera, and a huge 4100mAh battery that lasted at least a day and a half on a full charge.
With the Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi isn't changing a lot (which is a good thing), with the major difference being the Helio X20 SoC and the 13MP camera. The design is also much more polished, and makes the Redmi Note 4 look premium.
Xiaomi will kick off sales of the Redmi Note 4 in China starting August 26 for ¥899 ($135) for the 16GB variant, and ¥1,199 ($180) for the model with 64GB of RAM. No word as of now regarding availability in India or other Asian markets, but seeing as how Xiaomi will be looking to continue its momentum, it shouldn't be too far off.
What do you guys think of the Redmi Note 4?