Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Launching In India; Faces Stiff Competition From Lenovo and HTC [VIDEO]By yasi bilangel
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is launching in India today, Jan. 19, at 11:30 a.m. IST at an event held in New Delhi. Unlike the successful launch of its predecessor, the Redmi Note 4 now faces stiff competition from Lenovo and HTC featuring similar features, innovations and even pricing.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was launched in China last August and the Chinese manufacturers are now bringing it in India where the Redmi Note 3 was highly received. The event will be held in New Delhi on 11:30 a.m. IST and will be live via Facebook.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Specs and Features
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes in 5.5-inch full HD IPS display with a 2.5D glass. It weighs 160 to 165 grams, comes in a metal body and has a fingerprint sensor at the rear panel.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in China is powered by the MediaTek deca-core SoC, but may be launched with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor for India, according to gadgets360. It comes in 2GB, 3GB and 4GB RAM option with 32Gb and 64GB storage variants that can be expanded to 128GB.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 features 4G LTE connectivity and supports dual-SIM complete with a hybrid SIM tray. It also boasts of a 13MP with f/2.0 77 degrees wide-angle camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) technology and dual tone flash while the selfie camera comes in 5MP.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Pricing
Xiaomi has provided no official prices for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in India, but observers say that it will most likely be priced as the Redmi Note 3. The 2GB RAM with 32GB storage may be priced at Rs 9,999 or $146.65, the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage at Rs11,999 or $175.98 and the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage is at Rs14,999 or $219.98, BGR India reported.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Competition
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 may not fare as well as the Redmi Note 3, which was one of India's most popular smartphones for 2016, because of stiff competition from Lenovo, Coolpad and Huawei. The Lenovo Z2 Plus is now priced at Rs14,999 or $219.98, a price drop of almost Rs3,000 or $44 just before the Xiaomi launch.
When it comes to processor, the Z2 Plus has a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor as compared to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. Moreover, Coolpad also offers the same dual-camera technology for under Rs15,000 or $219.98 with its Honor 6X and Coolpad Cool 1.