Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has confirmed the launch of Redmi Note 4, the next iteration of the top selling Redmi Note 3, at an event that will be held in New Delhi on January 19. Presently, the Redmi Note 3 is the highest selling budget smartphone from Xiaomi, and now the Chinese tech giant will launch its successor, the power-friendly Redmi Note 4.
Xiaomi Global VP Hugo Barra took to Facebook to make the announcement official two days before the event. The post states a ‘new Note rising’ followed by the #RedmiNote4 hashtag, and the date for its launch.
The Redmi Note 4 was already been launched in China and the company is now launching the same in IndiaThe Redmi Note 4 resembles the same look and design as that of the presently available Redmi Note 3. The Redmi Note 4 will feature a Mediatek Helio X20 deca-core chipset with a Mail-T880 graphics unit and a variation of RAM and storage ranging between 2GB/16GB and 3GB/34GB. The cameras on the RN4 will sport a 13MP rear and a 5MP front with both having an f/2.0 aperture. The Redmi Note 4 is expected to be priced similar to the Redmi Note 3 – sub Rs 15K at least.
However, it is strange that Xiaomi is launching a Mediatek processor-based smartphone here in India. Xiaomi and Mediatek are in a patent battle in India with regards to using Mediatek chipsets on their smartphones. If the RN4 based on Mediatek is finally making its debut in India, then probably the Chinese manufacturer has resolved the issue with Mediatek. And if not, then the Redmi Note 4 in India would be based on a Qualcomm SoC.