It hasn’t been that long since the Xiaomi Redmi Note was launched here in Malaysia and now, it looks like we’ll be seeing an LTE version soon as well.
The updated Redmi Note phablet was recently announced by Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun and not only does it pack LTE support, it’s also getting a new processor and losing some weight as well. Most of the other specs remain the same; there’s still 2GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, MIUI V5 on top of Android 4.4, a 13-megapixel snapper at the back and a 5-megapixel snapper in front. However there are some major differences including the 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and Adreno 305 GPU. That’s not all though, the Redmi Note’s battery gets bumped down a 100 mAh to a 3100 mAh capacity and instead of dual-SIM support, it’ll only be supporting one SIM.
The LTE version of the Redmi Note will be retailing at 999 yuan which is the same as the enhanced version of the current Redmi Note. Early reports mentioned that the this LTE version would only be supporting TDD-LTE which isn’t the standard we use here in Malaysia and most of the other international markets. However it has been revealed that there will also be an international version that will support FDD-LTE.
So when can we expect to get our hands on Redmi Note LTE? Well the China version, is already out but the one we’re really interested in, the FDD-LTE will be hitting international markets at the end of this year. Nope we don’t have an exact date so you’ll just have to stay tuned as we update it local availability in these pages.