Xiaomi is attempting to shake the midrange market with the newly announced Redmi Note 4. Quite spectacularly, the phone runs a popular deca-core processor but is priced aggressively enough so that it has an advantage over the recent entries to the midrange market. Let’s take a closer look at what the Redmi Note 4 brings to the table.
The Redmi Note 4 will try to convince you that it is a premium device, and that metal unibody design brings a lot of premium vibe with it. You get a 5.5-inch FullHD (1080p) IPS LCD display protected with 2.5D curved class, and that is powered by the deca-core beast of a processor in the MediaTek Helio X20 chipset. It provides an ample 3GB RAM if support and will be available in 16GB and 64GB internal storage variants (expandable via microSD up to 128GB).
You get a fingerprint scanner at the back, plus a 13MP/5MP camera combo. The phone will run on the spanking new MIUI 8 software out of the box, so that’s a plus for you. The hybrid SIM tray also allows you dual SIM capabilities if you don’t want the expansion storage.
The phone will retail in China first starting at a very enticing USD$135 for the 16GB variant and USD$180 for the 64GB variant. We hope this hits the global markets soon, and if you can get the 64GB variant, you should plump up the extra USD50 for exactly that.