Xiaomi has updated its best-selling device to date and given it with 4G capability.
With 4G connectivity becoming an ever important feature in today’s smartphones, updating the Xiaomi Redmi Note phablet has only made it more desirable. It’s still basically the same device that consumers have come to love, but with a few new features to add more value for the money. From a large 720p display to an ample battery capacity, 2GB of RAM, and a powerful 13-megapixel rear camera, everything is there. The only difference, besides the 4G antenna, is that a quad-core Snapdragon 400 now resides under the hood instead of the octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor.
The original Redmi Note was launched in March. Despite the similarity in name with Samsung’s stylus-equipped Galaxy Note, the Redmi Note does not come with its own stylus but does have the same 5.5-inch screen size.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Specs
- Android 4.4 KitKat (MIUI v5.0)
- 5.5-inch IPS LCD (720×1280 HD), ~267ppi
- 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8928) processor
- Adreno 305 GPU
- 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 128GB
- 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- 3G, 4G LTE
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 154 x 78.7 x 9.45mm
- Weight: 189g
- Li-Po 3200mAh battery
So what’s the catch? For one, the original Redmi Note was sold for just $130 during its initial launch, while this 4G-enabled variant will cost a bit more. For another, there’s no dual-SIM support on this phablet.
The official webpage for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G has set the price at 999 Yuan, which is currently around Php7,150. Available in black and white color variants, the device will first sell in China and Malaysia. There’s no word on official Philippine pricing and availability yet, but Xiaomi Philippines has hinted of surprises to come this August. This device may be part of it. So stay tuned!