Xiaomi has launched another version of their Redmi Note 4 device launched earlier this year and this time they’re doing it as a tribute to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and another to support the restoration of Bengaluru’s water bodies.
The company is supporting United Way, an NGO, and BBMP, to help restore lakes in Bengaluru under the ‘wake the lake’ project.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Lake Blue edition went on sale at 12 pm on Flipkart, Mi.com, Mi (offline) stores and other partner retailers of the company, starting at Rs 9,999.
The Redmi Note 4 was launched in three variants costing Rs 9,999 (2GB/32GB), Rs 10,999 (3GB/32GB) and Rs 12,999 (4GB/64GB) and the Lake Blue edition will sell for the same price too.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Specs and Features
Power-packed SoC and Battery
The Redmi Note 4 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, which is thinner in size at 14nm to the 28nm Snapdragon 650 SoC present on its predecessor, hence, enhancing battery life and decreasing the heating. It will be supported by Adreno 506 GPU.
The Snapdragon 625 SoC is an octa-core unit which clocks at 2.0 GHz, a 200MHz higher speed than its predecessor. The device is backed by a 4100mAh battery, that is big enough to supply juice to the device for hours on end.
Increased Pixel Density in the Snapper
The phone sports a 5.5″ Full-HD display with 2.5D Arc screen design, a 13MP quick-response primary camera, and a 5MP front camera.
The primary camera has been slashed from the previously available 16MP snapper on its predecessor but enjoys technologies such as PDAF and a Sony BSI sensor as well as bigger pixels.
Upgraded Storage and Memory
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes in three variants, as mentioned above. The lower priced variant comes with a combination of 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, the mid-priced variant comes with 3GB RAM along with 32GB of internal storage, while the costlier version among the three packs 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The storage is expandable to 128GB using a microSD card.
Nougat update and a Flipkart Exclusive
The device runs on Android Marshmallow-based MIUI8 out of the box. Apart from the newly launched Lake Blue edition, the Note 4 is also available in Matte Black, Dark Silver, and Gold.
Xiaomi devices have been very well received in the Indian market in the past and tying up with issues close to the country — especially where it concerns environmental safeguard — is a smart move by the company, especially when they’re dealing with issues ranging from exploding devices to an unsafe operating system.