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Xiaomi introduces 4G version of its value priced Xiaomi Redmi Note phablet

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Xiaomi introduces 4G version of its value priced Xiaomi Redmi Note phablet
The Xiaomi Redmi Note, the value priced 5.5 inch phablet, now has a variant that supports 4G connectivity. Instead of a octa-core 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 under the hood, with 1GB of RAM inside, the new version features a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU. And the newer model also has 2GB of RAM on board. The Snapdragon 400 used on the 4G handset is the MSM8928 SoC, which comes with a 4G radio.

Native storage remains at 8GB, but the capacity of the microSD slot is doubled to 64GB on the Redmi Note 4G. The latter features a single SIM card slot as opposed to the dual SIM slots that come with the earlier model. The rest of the specs are the same, including the 5.5 inch screen with 720 x 1280 resolution, the 13MP rear snapper, the 5MP front-facing camera, and the large 3100mAh battery. The 4G phone supports TDD-LTE at 1900/2300/2600MHz bands.

Xiaomi's website shows the 3G version of the phone running at a tortoise-like speed of 2.8Mbps over 3G, and a hare raising 132Mbps over LTE. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is priced at 999 yuan ($162 USD), roughly the same price as the original Redmi Note being sold for 509 ringgit ($158 USD) in Malaysia.
 

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source: Xiaomi  (translated) via soyacincau

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posted on 06 Aug 2014, 03:06

1. joey_sfb (Posts: 5408; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Very adaptive company. I like it very much!

Samsung the ball is at your court. Hit it back hard!!

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 03:18 2

2. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Killer price, putting Samsung's $300+ midrangers to absolute shame

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 03:21

3. Doakie (Posts: 1886; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Ugh. When are they going to release this thing for US purchase?

Speaking about Chinese phablets; I'm very tempted to sell my Note 3 for a Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G just to get the insane battery life. But I can't seem to be okay with selling my Note 3 at $350 and turning around buying a new Mate2 4G for $330 delivered.... It's a significant step back in specs just for battery life... Anyone have any thoughts that will sway me either way?

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 03:30

4. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Probably NEVER.
Xiaomi will get sued big time.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 04:48

6. realjjj (Posts: 362; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


Well, A53 and A57 cores are about to arrive and so is 20nm.So we are about to get a big perf boost in all price ranges. The cost of LTE is also about to drop as Mediatek starts selling LTE chips.
So hold your horses and don't buy now because the perf of existing devices is about to get outdated in a big way.
You also got the rumored 5.9 inch Nexus where you could get a very nice device for a decent price and with some luck it could be quad A57 on 20nm ( as in Snapdragon 810) since Qualcomm might have managed to have it ready before next year.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 04:43

5. realjjj (Posts: 362; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


The Note had 2 versions , one with 1GB of RAM and lower clock CPU ,the other with 2GB RAM and 1.7GHz SoC.
The cheap one at 799CNY and the 2GB rAM at 999CNY.
The new LTE versiion is 999CNY so you shouldn't compare it with the 799CNY version, it's basically same price but drops 4 cores for LTE.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 05:03

7. bnick25 (Posts: 38; Member since: 05 May 2013)


I've was thinking the something like that but buying as my back up phone but in your case I wouldn't do it if You had a note 2 then I would say go for it

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