The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X will have quite a coveted release date, being on Valentine’s Day. Announced last week, the device will now be available to the masses, with the company already having revealed the prices.
The phone, which shares an uncanny resemblance to the Redmi Note 4, will come in two variants – a regular one, which will cost $145 at launch. A special version of the phone, called The Hatsune Miku edition will come in some exotic colour options, an extra battery pack as well as a protective case at a cost of $189, according to GSMArena’s report.
For now, the device will be available in the configuration of 3GB and 32GB, but a configuration of 4GB and 64GB variant will be made available in the possible future. Gadgets 360 have reported that although the resemblance to the Redmi 4 is quite the same, it differs in weight and thickness by a small margin. Even the internals are starkly different, with the Note 4X now opting for a Snapdragon 625 SoC instead of MediaTek’s Helio X20. How different it will feature in terms of performance is yet to be seen.
As the outer experience will remain the same, the software also should be similar to previous iterations that we have seen in the past, with the trademark MIUI 8 interface being layered over Android Marshmallow. It will feature a 5.5-inch FHD screen with a 2.5D curved glass, allowing for a pixel density of 403ppi. The rear camera will be a 13MP snapper coupled with dual-tone LED flash, while the selfie camera will be a 5MP sensor. The company is allowing for expansion up to a generous 128GB.
According to reports, the battery will be a beefy 4100mAh unit, which will go well with the Snapdragon chipset and its energy optimizations. The company claims that the Note 4X will deliver 20% more power efficiency than the Redmi Note 3. Unfortunately, buyers will have to make do with the outdated software package that comes pre-installed since Nougat has not made its way to this device yet. Whether it will come in the form of an update is not yet confirmed as well.
Xiaomi aims to be delivering this handset to most developing countries with an attractive price tag and the option of providing the dual-hybrid SIM card slot options which can be used for storing two SIMs or a single SIM and a memory card. But buyers will want to wait until the company releases the higher spec’d 4GB/64GB configured model since that is a lot more future-proof, and hopefully by then, should release with Nougat.