Xiaomi is updating its 5.5 inch Redmi Note smartphone with a new model that supports 4G LTE connectivity.

While the original Redmi Note had a $130 price tag and a MediTek MT6592 octa-core processor the new Redmi Note 4G is expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU and sell for about $160.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

The phone’s other specs include 2GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a microSD card reader, a 1280 x 720 pixel display, a 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera. It has a 3200mAh battery.

The Redmi Note 4G runs Android 4.4 KitKat with the MIUI user interface and it will go on sale in China later this month.

Despite the “Note” in the name, this phone doesn’t come with a stylus. But it does have a large display which makes it about the same size as a Samsung Galaxy Note.

Xiaomi is based in China, but the company has started branching out into new markets including Singapore and India. We could start to see Xiaomi phones in the United States and Europe in 2015. By then the Redmi Note 4G will probably be old news, but it’s still interesting to see the kind of high-quality, low-price devices Xiaomi is cranking out.

The company’s recently launched Mi4 smartphone sells for about $320 and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 3080mAh battery and a 5 inch full HD display.

via Android Community and /r/Android

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6 replies on “Xiaomi unveils Redmi Note 4G with Snapdragon 400”

  1. Apologies for bringing up the suspicious security issue. Things like potential state-sponsored espionage or abuse of open-source licenses etc. are not what the crowds should see here.

    Have a jolly day!

    WW

    1. I’m just not a fan of throwing accusations around without looking into them first. As far as I can tell a user reported that a Xiaomi phone was communicating with a server based in China… and jumped to the conclusion that it was therefore sending data to the Chinese government.

      That’d be like assuming that because an iPhone communicates with Apple’s servers or an Android phone with Google’s that they’re sending data to the US government. OK… in a post-Snowden world we all know there’s a chance that the government is eavesdropping, but that’s not quite the same thing.

      Anyway, Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra has already explained that what’s happening here is the phones are communicating with the company’s own servers to sync data with Xiaomi’s Mi Cloud service.

      https://plus.google.com/+HugoBarra/posts/9GL9h2fT8H6

      1. Thank you for the article! I can’t believe I fell for this anti-Chinese crap without doing further research 🙁

  2. The original had 2 versions at 130 and 160$ , the 4G one just drops 4 cores and ads :LTE but it does not cost more.

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