Snapdragon-powered Redmi Note 4 could launch in China

Thanks to licensing issues with Ericsson, Xiaomi had to prepare a Snapdragon-powered variant of their newest Redmi series phone, the Redmi Note 4 for the Indian market. There’s naturally a lot of interest around the device from Xiaomi buyers worldwide, but the Snapdragon-powered Redmi Note 4 is a bit hard to get hold of outside India.

That might change very soon, since word is that Xiaomi is planning to announce a Snapdragon version of the Redmi Note 4 in China. Before the Redmi Note 3 launch in India, Xiaomi announced a Snapdragon version of the phone — unofficially, and then officially, called the Redmi Note 3 Pro — in China.

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There’s a few differences between the China version of the Redmi Note 4 and the Indian Snapdragon variant of the phone. For one, the phone features a cheaper design process and is slimmer as well.

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Xiaomi could very well announce the same phone in China, along with a couple new RAM variants. Like in India, the phone could be made available in 2GB and 4GB RAM variants, besides the ‘standard’ 3GB RAM version in China.

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  1. Elégedetlen_Állampolgár@SZBKTY
    February 2, 2017

    What does “cheaper design process” supposed to mean?

    • Marco Lancaster
      February 2, 2017

      For a start, CN RN4 has a full metal back with the antennas over it, Indian variant has plastic on back in top and bottom part. with antennas underneath. Personally this was a downgrade, since one of RN4 major upgrade points were the better design over the RN3.

      • Zero
        February 2, 2017

        Also, the Chinese version of the Redmi Note 4 is way stronger than the Indian version.

  2. Wolvie
    February 2, 2017

    Personally i am not interested at all in SD625. This is actually a SOC downgrade from SD650 on Redmi Note 3 Pro. Or i could be wrong ?

    Now waiting for Redmi 2 Pro that got SD660 inside that is better than SD65x series.

    • Wolvie
      February 4, 2017

      Sorry got typo, should be Redmi pro 2