Xiaomi has been making the news quite a lot lately with its achievements and plans for world domination. The Chinese manufacturer has essentially taken over as the third largest manufacturer of mobile phones trailing behind behemoths such as Samsung and Apple. Having recently released their new flagship Mi 4 in China, Xiaomi, or as Hugo Barra insists, Mi, is looking to release a new edition into their line of devices available in Malaysia.
Their teaser image and video shows variants on their already ubiquitous Redmi Note device with one being slightly different than the other. In the video, one of the Redmi Note devices being used loaded slightly faster than the others – which many are taking to mean that Mi, will be launching their refreshed Redmi Note 4G on the 17th of November at 3 p.m.. These teasers come a mere four days after the announcement of the Redmi Note 4G in Singapore. The announcement date of the Redmi Note 4G in Malaysia apparently coincides with the Singaporean release with device availability expected on the 18th of November.
The Redmi Note 4G launched a mere 3 months ago in China with a more capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz replacing the current generation’s MediaTek 6592. The device still comes with a respectable 2GB of RAM with 8GB of internal storage with microSD card expansion. Also paired with the new processor is the Adreno 305 graphics processor which promises respectable performance with games and other graphics intensive applications. Coming along for the ride is the 13-MegaPixel camera and the 5-MegaPixel front facing camera. The device will be powered by a 3100mAh battery, a 100 mAh drop compared to the 3G version but will undoubtedly hardly affect battery life.
The current generation Redmi Note retails for RM 509 directly from Mi on their official website. While there is no indication of the pricing of the Redmi Note 4G, the device retails for ¥999 (MYR 545.50) in China.
The Redmi Note 4G release in Malaysia and Singapore mark the beginning of Mi’s move to make their range of 4G capable devices available in countries outside China. A move we are sure, many Malaysians and Singaporeans are waiting for especially since it also indicates the impending release of their flagship Mi 4 outside China.
Source: Mi Malaysia (Facebook)