Xiaomi, Redmi Note 4, MediaTek Helio X20, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, India, release
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4Xiaomi ENMIUI Blog (official)

For weeks, Xiaomi has been teasing new Redmi series phone launch with Mi Explorer campaign for fans, on social media platforms, but nobody knew which type. Now, the company's new GIF-based trailer has pretty much confirmed the device's moniker.

In the latest teaser, Xiaomi India has shown a graphic image teaser with a silver-hued light caressing the outline of the number 4 (Roman numeral design), hinting the upcoming mobile is the Redmi Note 4.

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Further, Xiaomi had carried similar Mi Explorer campaign for Redmi Note 3, urging fans to experience the new device before the official launch, last year.

So, we expect Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, which is already available in China, will soon hit stores in India on January 19. Having said that, the company is unlikely to release the Chinese variant, as the former houses MediaTek chipset, and is not eligible to go on sale in India.

Xiaomi teaser confirms Redmi Note 4 launch next week; what we know so farMi India (@XiaomiIndia) via Twitter

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Instead, Xiaomi is expected to incorporate Qualcomm-made Snapdragon (most probably 625 series octa-core) CPU. Rest of the features is likely to remain same as the original Redmi Note 4 variant.

It is expected to flaunt a 5.5-inch full HD display and come with 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB internal storage, 13MP primary camera, 5MP front snapper and a 4,100mAh battery, which can keep the phone running for close to two days under mixed usage.

In a related development, home-bred e-commerce site via Twitter has hinted that the Redmi Note 4 will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart on Thursday.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 set to go on sale in India next week via FlipkartFlipkart (@Flipkart) via Twitter

Watch this space for more news on Xiaomi's 2017 product launch in India.

Key specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4:

Model Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Display 5.5-inch full HD display with 2.5D glass shield
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8.0
  • In China: 20 nano-meter class 64-bit 2.1GHz MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core (Cortex A72 x 10) CPU
  • In India (as per reports): 14 nan0-meter 64-bit class 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core (8x ARM Cortex A53) CPU
  • In China: Mali-T880MP4
  • In India: Adreno 506
Storage 16GB/64GB, + 128GB via micro SD card
Camera Main: 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), dual-tone LED flashFront: 5MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, 85-degree wide angle view of field
Battery 4,100mAh
Network 4G-LTE (Cat. 6) with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Add-ons Fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM (hybrid) slots, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, Infrared (IR) sensor (Smart TV remote feature), USB Type-C port, GLONASS/GPS,
Dimensions 151.0 x 76.0 x 8.35 mm
Weight 175 g
Colours Dark Grey, Gold and Silver
Price (in China)
  • 16GB+2GB RAM: ¥899 ($135/€120/Rs. 9,069)
  • 64GB+3GB RAM: ¥1199 ($180/€160/Rs.12,083)