Xiaomi has officially announced its latest budget-friendly smartphone, the Redmi Note 4. The handset offers premium design and specifications at a pretty affordable price.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 features a full metal unibody construction that’s similar to the Note 3, but this time around it comes with a brushed metal finish. At a glance, it looks the same as its predecessor, but it actually has chamfered edges that make it feel good in the hand.
The Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display that’s layered with a glass panel for protection. Inside, it’s powered by a MediaTek Helio X20 processor. The Indian version of the handset will have a Qualcomm processor because Xiaomi currently can’t sell handsets in India with a MediaTek processor due to some legal issues with Ericsson, according to Android Authority.
The handset comes in two memory/storage options: 2GB RAM with 16GB of storage and 3GB RAM with 64GB storage.Luckily for those who are planning to pick up the 16GB version, the Redmi Note 4 comes with expandable storage through a microSD card.
As for the device’s optics, the Redmi Note 4 still comes with the same 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras from the Note 3. It remains to be seen whether the Indian version will come with a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera.
The device also has a fingerprint scanner on the back. The device is equipped with a microUSB port which may disappoint fans of USB Type-C, but it does make it more appealing to the majority of people who are already used to the former type of port.
Lastly, the device comes with a massive 4,100 mAh battery. This is actually just a bit bigger than the Redmi Note 3’s 4,000mAh battery. The Redmi Note 4’s battery capacity is also a lot bigger than the pricier Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which only sports a 3,500 mAh battery, as pointed out by Digital Trends.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will be available to purchase in China through the company’s online Mi store and will be available in silver, gold and dark grey color options. The base model costs 899 RMB or around $135, while the 3GB RAM/64GB model costs 1,199 RMB or around $180.