Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 launched last week and truth be told it is actually the Redmi Pro (Helio X20) without the dual cameras and OLED screen.
The Redmi Note 4 retains the same screen size and resolution as its older sibling but has a more refined build. The speaker is now positioned beside the charging port (which now sits in the middle). A change from it’s position in the back which sort of muffled the sound when placed on a flat surface. The Redmi Note 4 also has a silver frame that goes all around it.
The front facing camera and proximity sensor now flank the speaker at the top and are smaller in size now. The company has made no changes to the placement of the rear camera and fingerprint scanner.
The Redmi Note 4 comes in two versions: 2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 64GB. It has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front facing camera for selfies. Its Helio X20 SoC is clocked at 2.1 GHz and it uses a hybrid SIM slot which.The battery is still the same as that of the Note 3 but now supports 5V 2A fast charging. Price starts at 899 Yuan ($135) for the 2GB variant and 1199 Yuan ($180) for the 3GB version but expect to shell out more cash from online shops and re-sellers.