Xiaomi’s 22nd July “4” event could be more than just a Xiaomi Mi4 launch but an 4G LTE conference with numerous new phones.
The governmental TENAA website in China recently certified a couple of Xiaomi Redmi phones. The designs of the phones haven’t changed from the original Hongmi (launched last year), but specs have been updated to give the budget phone 4G LTE support.
We can’t be sure which processor Xiaomi are using for the LTE equipped version of the Xiaomi Redmi, what we do know is that it is a 1.3Ghz quad-core chip so with a Mediatek MT6582 or Snapdragon 400 Series. The official documentation states the LTE Redmi has 1GB RAM, runs Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, has an 8 mega-pixel main camera and support for GSM, 3G and LTE.
From the leaked images it looks as the Xiaomi Redmi Note has also been updated to 4G LTE spec, but we currently don’t know what hardware changes (if any) the Note has.
Expect the new Redmi phones to launch on the 22nd July along with the Xiaomi Mi4 and possibly even the Xiaomi Mi3S.