July could see the launch of LTE equipped Redmi phones

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People were a little upset when Xiaomi announced the new Redmi range sans LTE, but rumours from sources claim that 4G enabled phones are heading to market very soon.

According to sources close to Xiaomi, the company have already applied for network licenses for 3 Android devices all of which boast 4G LTE support, and that these phones will all be from the Redmi range.

It is not unusual for Xiaomi to add features to midrange devices that are missing on their flagship models, the Mi2A launched with NFC for example while the Mi2S never had the feature.

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To give the Redmi range LTE it is suggested that Xiaomi have gone for Mediatek processors including the current MT6582 and MT6592 with new LTE modems and even the still unreleased MT6595 processor. These new LTE Redmi phones are believed to go on sale in July, which also happens to be around the same time the first Mediatek powered Meizu will go on sale.

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  1. PaulBV
    June 22, 2014

    Then….we hope for lower prices for their present WCDMA phones:)

  2. JM
    June 23, 2014

    Hi Andi, do you believe that the Redmi 1S will be upgraded too?

    • June 23, 2014

      It would be odd for them not to

      • TaiwanBob
        June 24, 2014

        Do you think there will be a new version of Redmi Note,
        or any other 5.5 iches Xiaomi phone?

        Or should I get a Redmi Note now, it’s just 160$ here in Taiwan.
        I’d love to get a Meizu of that display size, but I don’t want to wait forever…

      • JM
        June 24, 2014

        thanks Andi, I will wait for THL 5000 review and then decide which phone to buy. LTE is not mandatory for me, i want a phone with great specs and great battery life.

  3. metapsychdope
    June 28, 2014

    ei giz dudes… any news on a redmi note qualcomm device?