Xiaomi's refreshed Redmi Note mid-ranger caught at TENAA, scores a quad-core SoC and LTE

Xiaomi's refreshed Redmi Note mid-ranger caught at TENAA, scores a quad-core SoC and LTE
Before Xiaomi unveiled its latest batch of phones, we had heard that it might unveil an over-spec'd successor to its 2014 Redmi Note mid-ranger. It was also said that this device will be the manufacturer's next flagship. 

The teasers that Xiaomi released put even more oil into the fire, but then the Mi Note and the Mi Note Pro came around and put all of these rumors to rest.

All those rooting for a refreshed version of the affordable Redmi Note might still have a reason or two to keep their hopes up. By the looks of it, Xiaomi might have just had the refreshed Redmi Note certified by TENAA, China's equivalent to the FCC. 

Just as most have suspected, this new Xiaomi device will probably be just a marginally-improved variation of the original Redmi Note.

The specs listed in the TENAA application reveal that the new traits the device will most probably end up with will be a quad-core chipset, most likely a Snapdragon 400 one, and LTE support. Apart from these, the rest of the specs of the device will remain the same: a 5.5" 720p display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of native storage, a microSD card slot, a 13MP rear camera with an LED flash, and a 5MP selfie shooter. Android 4.4.4 KitKat will be the OS of choice for the device.

The original Xiaomi Redmi Note was priced quite aggressively, which was among the main reasons for its popularity. There's no reason to believe that the refreshed version of this affordable 5.5-incher will stray away from this philosophy.


source: TENAA via GSMDome

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Redmi Note
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
Redmi Note 2
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 3060 mAh(11.5h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

It has 2GB of RAM.

2. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

it should be snapdragon 410 and 2 gb ram....

3. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

What is happening to xiaomi....????!!!! They are going apple way, this is not called a upgrade, meizu blue note charm, is better than this in every aspect.... This year some other chinese company will rise at the expense of xiaomi, if they continue to release craps which they call upgrade to redmi 1s, redmi note, and continue increasing price of their flagship phones.......

4. xdadeveloper

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

I think xiaomi will use snapdragon 610 ( quadcore ), not bad if they're using 2gb ram

5. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

So they will go from Snapdragon 400/2GB RAM/LTE to -> Snapdragon 400/1GB RAM/LTE ?!?

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