Xiaomi is expected to launch its all-rounder phone, the Redmi Note 4, in India on January 19. But India’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is – seemingly – not impressed with the phone in question. This is because Sir Jadeja – seemingly – believes that he is India’s leading all-rounder and Flipkart, which – in all probability – will be the official seller of Xiaomi’s upcoming phone in the country – seemingly – believes that Jadeja is no match for it. Some clever marketing theatrics, shall we say?
Flipkart earlier took to twitter to tease the phone saying, “India’s new all-rounder is visiting us on January 19. Any guesses who it is?” Jadeja then took the onus of being India’s star all-rounder asking Flipkart to postpone the (launch) event to January 20, since he has a cricket match on January 19. A series of quick-witted tweets were exchanged between the two before Xiaomi India stepped in to clear the air.
Xiaomi is expected to launch the Redmi Note 3 successor in India on January 19. In typical Xiaomi fashion, the Redmi Note 4 boasts of top-tier specs at mainstream prices. The Redmi Note 4 – which is available in China – is available in two variants: one with 2GB RAM and 16GB memory, and another with 3GB RAM and 64GB memory. Expandable storage is also supported.
The phone has a full-metal unibody and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD IPS display with a 1080p resolution and curved 2.5D glass. The phone is powered by a 10-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor. In India however, since Xiaomi isn’t permitted to sell MediaTek-based phones, it is expected that it would launch a Qualcomm version of the phone here.
The dualSIM Redmi Note 4 runs Android Marshmallow-based MIUI 8 out-of-the-box and supports 4G LTE (and VoLTE-ready).
It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus and dualLED flash. There is also a 5-megapixel front-facing camera on-board the device. The phone is backed by a 4,100mAh battery and will be available in the colours: Gold, Grey, and Silver.