Xiaomi has launched the 4G-LTE variant of its 5.5-inch phablet, the Redmi Note, in China. It's been priced at CNY 999 (approximately Rs. 9,900).
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G has single-SIM support and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with the MIUI v5 skin on top. It features a similar 5.5-inch (720x1280 pixels) IPS-LCD display just like the existing Redmi Note.
The new Redmi Note 4G runs on a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU coupled with the 2GB of RAM, instead of the 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MTK6592 SoC of the 3G-only variant.
The new variant also sports the same 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash, as well as a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. The Redmi Note 4G comes with 8GB of built-in storage along with microSD card expandability (up to 64GB).
Connectivity options on the Redmi Note 4G include China-specific TDD-LTE support (1900/ 2300 / 2600MHz) along with GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB with OTG, and GPS/ A-GPS. Notably, the LTE-bands mentioned are not supported in all countries. The Redmi Note 4G features a 3100mAh battery.
Last month, along with the Xiaomi Mi 3 flagship launch in India, the Chinese smartphone and tablet manufacturer had launched the Redmi Note and Redmi 1S in India, priced at Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 6,999 respectively.
As for availability, both smartphones by Xiaomi were said to be 'coming soon' to the Indian market, with the Redmi 1S scheduled for an early August arrival, and Redmi Note for a late August entry into the Indian market.The dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) Xiaomi Redmi 1S features a 4.7-inch (720x1280 pixel) IPS-LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. It runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with MIUI v5 skinned on top, and has no mention of an Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade.