Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with Snapdragon SoC Heading to India Starting January 19

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is not a new phone, but the model already out there is powered by a MediaTek Helio X20 processor and is limited to the Chinese market.

Well, Xiaomi has other plans for the Indian market – a market that is slowly growing in stature as far as Xiaomi phones are concerned. The current Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has an Helio X20 deca-core processor that is clocked at a speed of 2.1GHz and has a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. This processor is paired with two RAM options of either 2GB or 3GB. Similarly, you get two storage options of 16GB or 64GB, but both have room for microSD card storage via SIM 2 slot.

Now, in a new turn of events, it appears that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is heading to the Indian market with a different configuration. While you still get the same 5.5-inch Full HD display screen on the upcoming Redmi Note 4, the Indian version has a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor under the hood. The Qualcomm processor is clocked at a speed of 2.0GHz, which is just 0.1GHz slower than the X20 SoC and is paired with an Adreno 506 GPU.

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Like the Chinese model, the Indian version will also come with two RAM options of 2GB and 3GB, but this is not confirmed just yet. The story is the same when it comes to the storage options, with the phone expected to ship with a base model of 16GB and another variant of possibly 32GB or 64GB.

Photography aspects will possibly remain unchanged. The current Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has a 13MP snapper on the back with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and a dual-tone LED flash alongside a front camera of 5MP with the same aperture. The battery unit should also remain unchanged at 4100mAh with support for fast charging technology. Just below the main camera is a fingerprint scanner, but don’t expect anything more than Android Marshmallow out of the box as far as software is concerned. Still, an update to Android Nougat should be available after the release of the phone.

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