Chinese smarphone maker Xiaomi, which has unveiled its MIUI 6 Operating system in August this year is recruiting beta testers for the Chinese versions, which resembles more of Apple’s iOS than its old Android-based version.
Xiaomi said the selected beta testers will receive their MIUI 6 beta packages only for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, which are likely to be oncorporated by mid-November, making it viable for release during the Pre-Christmas Season this year.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G has features such as 5.5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS LCD display, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable with MicroSD card up to 64GB. Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.6GHz along with an Adreno 305 GPU, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies.
Redmi Note 4G measures 154 x 78.7 x 9.5mm and has a 3200mAh battery. Android 4.2 being the current operating system, it will come pre-installed along with MIUI 5 OS, while the upgrade to MIUI 6 will be provided after November. It is touted to be used for its upcoming model Mi4.
Redmi Note 4G LTE model’s first batch of 100,000 devices were sold out in only 35 seconds in China. In fact, Xiaomi overtook Samsung as the number one smartphone in China during the second quarter of 2014, owing to its budget phones and highly featured phones priced very low, keeping the margins reasonable with no intermediaries involved.
Though the Redmi Note is 4G LTE model, it is compatible with the 4G network used in China and India, where it is making huge inroads into the smartphone market. In India, it has partnered with Flipkart to sell its Mi3 smartphones and Redmi 1S budget phones. Every Tuesday, Xiaomi makes it to headlines selling nearly 60,000 to 100,000 units in less than five seconds.