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Xiaomi announces Redmi Note 4G; will retail online from 18 November

By Salehuddin Bin Husin - on 10 Nov 2014, 2:15pm

Xiaomi announces Redmi Note 4G

The new Redmi Note 4G

Updated at 4PM:- Xiaomi Singapore reached out to inform us of the updated specs of the new Redmi Note 4G and to clarify the official weight is 185g as opposed to the initially mentioned 189g. Compared to the Redmi Note (3G) version that weighs in at 199g, the new Note 4G model is 14 grams lighter. Additionally, the Redmi Note 4G will officially replace the Remi Note (3G) edition; thus the old variant will no longer be offered for sale from Xiaomi.

Originally reported at 2PM:-

Confirming our earlier suspicions, Xiaomi has recently announced that it's Redmi Note 4G smartphone will soon be available locally. Xiaomi notes that the local version is specifically tailored for us due to the 4G network differences between Singapore and China (which was launched earlier in their home market).

The smartphone will cost S$229 when it launches later this month on the 18th of November.

Still using the same 5.5-inch 720p IPS display that debuted with the original Xiaomi Redmi Note, the LTE variant for the local market improves upon the predecessor with Wireless 802.11ac networking support, uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.6GHz processor instead of Mediatek's octa-core processor, has Bluetooth 4.0 support, runs on Android 4.4 with MIUI v5, weighs more than 10 grams lighter and only has a single SIM slot.

We've added a side by side comparison with its predecessor, the Xiaomi Redmi Note.

Redmi Note 4G vs Redmi Note
  Redmi Note 4G Xiaomi Redmi Note
  Redmi Note 4G Xiaomi Redmi Note
Operating system
  • Android 4.4 with MIUI v5
  • MIUI V5 (based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.6GHz (MSM8928)
  • MediaTek MT6592 octa-core 1.7GHz
Built-in Memory
  • 2GB RAM
  • 2GB RAM
  • 5.5-inch / 1,280 x 720 pixels / IPS
  • 5.5-inch / 1,280 x 720 pixels / IPS
  • Rear: 13-megapixel with aperture of F2.2, 28mm wide angle lens and LED flash, 1080p video recording
  • Front: 5-megapixel, 720p video recording
  • Rear: 13-megapixel with aperture of F2.2, 28mm wide angle lens and LED flash
  • Front: 5-megapixel
  • WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE + Bluetooth 3.0 HS, GPS + GLONASS, A-GPS
Storage Type
  • 8GB internal storage
  • MicroSD (supports up to 64GB)
  • 8GB internal storage
  • MicroSD expansion up to 32GB
  • 3100mAh lithium-ion polymer
  • 3,100mAh
  • 154mm x 78.7mm x 9.45mm
  • 154 x 78.7 x 9.45mm
  • 185g
  • 199g
  • Cellular: Supports 3G(WCDMA) and 2G(GSM) networks
  • 3G: WCDMA (900/2100MHz)
  • 2G: GSM (900/1800/1900MHz)

Xiaomi is currently having a contest on Facebook where it'll choose a winner per day to get the Redmi Note, as well as other prizes. There's also a launch sale planned for the Redmi Note.

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