Updated at 5.00PM: The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G will be available in Singapore at the end of the year. We would also like to clarify on the models available for pre-order in China starting today. The TDD-LTE model (not compatible with the 4G networks in Singapore) is available for pre-order today in China and will go on sale next Tuesday, August 12. The FDD-LTE model (compatible with the 4G networks in Singapore) will only be available on August 26 in China.
Originally reported at 3.40PM
Xiaomi just took the wraps off the 4G variant of the Redmi Note.
It replaces the MediaTek MT6592 octa-core 1.7GHz processor with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.6GHz proccesor. The Redmi Note 4G is also lighter at 189g. Other new features include the support for WLAN 802.11 ac, microSD expansion up to 64GB, MIUI V5 based on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Based on the specs sheet posted in the MIUI forum, the Redmi Note 4G supports FDD-LTE. This means that the device can be used in Singapore. What's missing on the new model is dual-SIM support.
The Redmi Note 4G is priced at 999 yuan (approximately S$200) and is available for pre-order in China. It will go on sale in China next Tuesday, August 12. At press time, there is no word on its availability and pricing in Singapore.