It will soon roll out Android Nougat software update for its most popular smartphone — Redmi Note 4. Flipkart via a poster confirmed the coming of Nougat update. Interestingly, Xiaomi recently announced a list of phones that qualify to get Android Nougat update, and Redmi Note 4 was nowhere to be seen in the list. But, India Today Tech confirmed that Nougat update will be rolled out to the Redmi Note 4 soon, and that’s exactly what is happening now.
In our report we had confirmed and said that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 India version – the same phone that is currently on Android 7.0 Nougat Preview – will get Android Nougat (based MIUI) soon. The same cannot be said about the Redmi Note 4 China version. The Flipkart banner now confirms out report as it mentions – “Android Nougat update coming soon on your Redmi Note 4.” The Redmi Note 4 currently runs on MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The smartphone will go on sale on Flipkart today. All three variants of the phone — 2GB RAM/32GB storage, 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant and 4GB RAM/64GB storage will be available for purchase. Redmi Note 4 is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4100mAh battery and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD display. On the camera front, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear, while features a 5-megapixel sensor as the selfie snapper.
On the other hand, Xiaomi Redmi 4 comes with a 5-inch HD curved glass display, Snapdragon 435 SoC, and runs on MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Further, the device sports an all-metal body and features a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture. The smartphone is further backed by a 4100mAh battery
As per the list of Xiaomi phones that will get Nougat update — Mi Max, Mi 5, Mi 5S, Mi 5S Plus, Mi 4C, Mi 4S, Mi Note, Mi Note 2, Mi Mix, Mi Note 4X are the devices that will get Android 7.0 Nougat update. While, on the other hand, Mi 6, Mi Max 2, Mi 5C and Redmi 4X will get 7.1.1 Nougat software update. It is still not sure if Redmi Note 4 will get Android 7.0 or 7.1.1 Nougat
In A report by a market research firm Counterpoint Research states that Xiaomi toppled Samsung in the best-seller slot for smartphone models in the under Rs 10,000 segment in the second quarter of 2017. “Xiaomi’s comeback can be attributed to strong demand for its sub-10K portfolio, making the Redmi Note 4 the top-selling model in the first half of 2017,” said Tarun Pathak, Associate Director, Counterpoint Research, in a statement. “This is the first time any brand has been able to topple Samsung which has held the best-seller slot for its models over the last four years due to its enormous reach and scale,” he added