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Xiaomi announces 4G version of the Redmi Note phablet

Xiaomi Redmi Note

The Xiaomi Redmi Note smartphone grabbed the headlines during its initial launch in March for being one of the best budget phablets going around with a price tag of under $150 in China. And now the manufacturer has unveiled a new 4G LTE version of the smartphone, packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad core chip clocked at 1.6 GHz. The standard variant of the Redmi Note sports a 1.7 GHz MediaTek octa core chipset.

The smartphone is only available in a single SIM configuration unlike its 3G HSPA sibling. Other specs of the smartphone remain unchanged including the 5.5 inch 720p display, a 13-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, a 3,200 mAh battery and Android 4.4.2 KitKat with MIUI v5.0. The smartphone will retail for CNY 999 or $162 when it breaks cover in the coming weeks. Malaysia is also one of the initial launch markets mentioned by Xiaomi.

We still don’t have word on whether the Redmi Note will make its way outside the Asian continent anytime soon, but we don’t think it will take long given Xiaomi’s global ambitions.

Source: Xiaomi

Via: GSM Arena

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