Last week, Xiaomi announced that it would hold a press meet for the official launch of the eagerly awaited Redmi Note in India. Now, the company's Facebook post seems to indicate that Xiaomi has got some more surprises for its fans.
"Please note that this is an important update! Ready for a few surprises from Mi? Help us share this image & tag your friends to alert them. Invite everyone to like and join Mi India to get exclusive updates too. Stay tuned, Mi fans!" reads the Xiaomi India Facebook post.
The above message hints that Xiaomi might even announce the flagship Mi4 release date details along with Redmi Note as some reports had indicated early this year.
Few months ago, Hugo Barra, Xiaomi head (Global operation) in an interview with BGR India had promised to release Redmi Note and Mi4 before Diwali, but plans were postponed.
It was later learnt that Redmi Note launch had gotten delayed due to logistics. India being a demanding market, the company is making sure to keep huge stocks in the inventory prior to release, so that 100,000 units of Redmi Note can be shipped to India during weekly flash sale.
On the other hand, the delay in Xiaomi Mi4 launch in India has to do with the regulatory approval. The company is making arrangements to make Mi4 pass certifications, since the phone's hardware and antenna calibrations have to be adjusted to make it compatible with Indian network specifications.
The company's cryptic Facebook message hints that Xiaomi fans can finally know the release details of the flagship Mi4. However, we advise our readers to take this report with a proverbial pinch of salt, as the company is yet to officially confirm the news.
For the uninitiated, Xiaomi Redmi Note sports 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS powered by octa-core MediaTek CPU with 2GB RAM and 8GB inbuilt memory.
On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi4 flaunts 5.0-inch full HD display and houses Android 4.4 KitKat OS, 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU, 3GB RAM and 16/64GB inbuilt memory.
Key specifications of Xiaomi Mi4, Redmi Note:
|Xiaomi Redmi Note
|5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Sharp / JDI OGS (One Glass Solution) full laminationPixel density : 441 ppi (pixels per inch)
|5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: close to 267
|Android v4.4 KitKat with MIUI
|Android v4.2 Jelly Bean with custom UI
|2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU
|MediaTek Octa-core processor with 1.7GHz CPU speed
|8GB, expandable up to 32GB
|Main: 13.0-megapixel Sony IMX214 camera with 6 element lens, f1.8 aperture, real-time HDR, 4K video recording, CMOS sensor, 0.3-second auto-focus featureFront: 8.0-megapixel Sony (IMX219) 80-degree wide-angle camera with 5 element lens, f1.8 aperture
|Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDRFront: 5.0-megapixel camera
|3080 mAh (Li-Ion Polymer)
|3100 mAh (Li-Polymer);
|3G & 4G LTE,
|2G & 3G
|water-repellent nano-coating, IR-blaster, stainless steel frame, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4/5.0 GHz), Bluetooth v4.0, Bluetooth HID, and other standard connectivity features
|Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0 (OTG), GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,
|139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm
|154.0 x 78.7 x 9.5 mm
|16GB model: ¥1,999RMB (around $322/€239/₹19,400)32GB model: ¥2,499 RMB (around $400/€300/₹24,300)