Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X with Snapdragon 653 reportedly in the works
A couple of Xiaomi devices have leaked over the past few days ― Mi Pad 3 and Mi S ―, both turned out to be fake, while we still wait for confirmation of Mi 5C leak, details of a new Xiaomi device have hit the interweb.
According to a report coming out of China, Xiaomi is working on a new variant of Redmi Note 4 alledgedly called Redmi Note 4X, and will arrive with upgraded hardware.
One of the main difference between Redmi Note 4 and Note 4X is the processor. The Redmi Note 4 was powered by MediaTek Helio X20 chip, whereas the Redmi Note 4X will reportedly feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 653 processor. It will pack 4GB RAM and will be available in 32GB and 64GB storage options.
There’s no word regarding Redmi Note 4X’s other specs, however, we can expect the rest of the hardware to be more or less identical to the Redmi Note 4, which comes with 5.5-inch Full HD display, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, hybrid dual-SIM slots, 4G VoLTE, fingerprint scanner and 4100mAh battery. A leaked screenshot reveals that Redmi Note 4X runs MIUI 8.1, which is most likely to be based on Android Marshmallow.
The rumored pricing of the Redmi Note 4X is CNY 1299 ($180 | Rs. 13,000) and the launch is expected soon in China.
Xiaomi will launch the Redmi Note 4 in India in January next year, so we can expect this version to arrive in the country, since Xiaomi is barred from selling MediaTek powered devices in the country. The same was the case with Redmi Note 3, it was initially launched with MediaTek processor, but before Indian release, a Snapdragon version was launched.