Some of the shine is starting to come off Xiaomi, with the Chinese smartphone maker overtaken by domestic rivals in recent sale figures. However, the company's latest handset — the Redmi Note 4 — is sticking with a familiar playbook, offering slick design and plenty of specs without breaking the bank.
The Note 4 goes on sale in China tomorrow from Mi.com, with prices starting at RMB 899 (around $135) for 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, or RMB 1,199 ($180) for the version with 3GB of RAM and 64GB storage. Other specs include:
- 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 display
- MediaTek 10-Core Helio X20 processor
- Fingerprint sensor on the rear
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow (with Xiaomi's MIUI 8.0 skin)
- 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual-tone flash
- 4,100 mAh battery
Although Xiaomi has only announced the device for China, it's very likely it'll make its way to other nearby markets — particularly India, where the Redmi Note 3 was a big success. However, if the Note 4 does follow in the Note 3's footsteps, it'll be with a different processor. Android Authority reports that Xiaomi is still banned from using MediaTek processors in India due to a legal battle with Ericsson.