Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Goes Official With Helio X20
Xiaomi has announced the successor of one of their most popular phones, the Redmi Note 3. Just like with all the other Xiaomi smart phones, the Redmi Note 4 also provides immense value for money. Described as the “thousand Yuan flagship”, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is a beautifully crafted smartphone and a lot of effort has gone into its design. They’ve also announced that the Redmi series will now be categorized into three; Redmi, Redmi Note and Redmi Pro.
Earlier, there were leaks about the specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. It was rumored that the phone will sport the MediaTek Helio X20 chipset, sporting a deca-core processor. As a confirmation to the rumor, the phone indeed sports the Helio X20 chipset.
The Redmi Note 3 had the Snapdragon 650 under the hood, and the X20 is way superior in terms of processing power (due to the presence of 4 extra cores) and scores 15,000 points more on AnTuTu compared to the SD 650.
The specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 remains quite similar to the Redmi Note 3. The phone comes in 2 different RAM/storage combinations, one being 2GB/16GB and the other being 3GB/64GB. The rear camera has been reduced from 16MP to a 13MP sensor and the front camera is still the 5MP sensor.
There is a large 4,100mAh battery which is 100mAh more than the predecessor. The main highlight of the phone is its premium build quality. It measure 8.35mm in thickness and features a metal unibody design.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. It is available in 3 colors, Silver, Gold and Dark Grey. The 16GB model is priced at 899 Yuan (around $135) and the 64GB version is priced at 1199 Yuan (around $180). It will be available from Mi.com starting from tomorrow. Availability in markets outside China has not been announced yet.