Xiaomi is all set to launch its latest Redmi phablet, the Redmi Note 4, towards the end of July 2016 along with a notebook.
Based on inputs gathered from various rumors, the offering is very likely to be a budget handset and an enhancement over its Note 3 predecessor. This launch is expected to take place over a press conference in Beijing. According to information gathered from the Weibo inputs, the manufacturer has already begun sending out invites for the same. Special codes will also be given out at the conference to avail the possibility of buying the phablet through Xiaomi’s online store. However, the actual date of arrival of the device in the market is yet to be known although there are ongoing speculations for a November release.
Going by leaked images of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, there is no clue at the moment about the size and weight of the phablet. However, on analyzing the images, it can be seen that the Redmi handset appears to be sleek. This could in all probability mean that the manufacturer is beefing up on the design front. However, it is also noted that thedevice does not come equipped with a fingerprint sensor as found on the rear in the earlier Note 3. But, the gadget is anticipated to be quite sturdy as it is said to house a metal unibody and a brushed finish. The images indicate that the instrument will have antenna bands on both its top and bottom. The right side of the phablet encompasses both the power and volume control buttons.
As far as the screen of the upcoming Note 4 is concerned, there are two statements doing the rounds regarding the possible full HD screen. While one of them declares that it will come equipped with a 5.5-inch display like its elder brother, a Weibo user indicates the possibility of an oversized screen. If this is so, the screen size could actually turn out to be bigger. For the moment, there is absolutely no clue about the kid of display that will be supported by the phablet. Also, it is not known for now whether the glass used for the screen will be scratch resistant though there are high chances of incorporating Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and full GFF lamination.
The second major highlight (the first being the metal unibody)of the Redmi Note 4 is in all probability likely to be the primary or rear camera. Interestingly, this phablet is slated to come with dual rear cameras with an LED flash integrated between them. It is not known whether both of them have the same or different pixel ratings. If they are going to be the same, there are gossips about the cameras having a 13MP value. While there is a secondary snapper at the front for selfie lovers, there are no further details about the same at the moment although it may be an 8MP shooter.
Going by the talks doing the rounds, Xiaomi’s Note 4 has some pretty decent configuration under its hood. Like the screen, there are two specifications that are being said about the memory and the processor.The preliminary leaks indicate that the handset uses 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM as inbuilt storage. Some other reports indicate the inclusion of 4GB RAM and 62GB ROM. There are very good chances of being able to expand the built-in memory by a further 128GB. While one version is that the phablet is anticipated to be equipped with an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, the other version reported on MyDrivers, a Chinese website states that the handset will use a Helio X20 deca-core chipset with a MediaTek processor.Either way, the ongoing discussions indicate the inclusion of a 64bit processor. Although the Android 7.0 Nougat has been released, the device will come with the earlier Android 6.0 Marshmallow preinstalled along with MIUI 7.0. This will allow you to take advantage of the features that were introduced for the first time in Marshmallow.
The Redmi Note 3 was much appreciated by Xiaomi lovers for its massive battery. This has resulted in a huge expectation being held for the Note 4 as well. In fact, there are hopes that the battery capacity would be as massive as 4,100 mAh and support fast charging facility.