Every country is waiting to put their hands on Xiaomi smartphones as Xiaomi is expanding its empire globally as an international brand. Such is the land of Apple enthusiasts ‘The United States of America’ waiting eagerly for Xiaomi to conquer the US market. For them, there’s good news as one of the Xiaomi smartphones was leaked after getting a US FCC certification. And that smartphone is suspected to be from the budget-friendly ‘Redmi’ family, maybe Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 or a US version of Redmi Note 4.
From the images, the phone has a model number 2016102 (national models without a corresponding number). It has a metal chassis along with rear fingerprint reader arranged vertically. This reminds me of the latest predecessor of Redmi Note series, Redmi Note 4. Even the dimensions and the screen size of the mysterious phone and Redmi Note 4 are the same 150 × 75 mm and 5.5-inch Full-HD, respectively. But the change comes with the hardware. This mysterious phone has the latest Snapdragon 652 SoC at the heart of its flagship, 4GB of memory, 32 / 64GB expandable storage, 16 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera, 4000mAh battery and 5V / 2A charge, and MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.
Furthermore, the most noteworthy aspect is that this phone or the so-called Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 supports the 4G LTE band 4, a set of frequencies most commonly used for 4G LTE network in America.
The processor and memory are more likely to be an upgraded version of Redmi Note 4X rather than the Redmi Note 4. Therefore, it could be more likely to be a special version designed especially for foreign markets. Seems like, it could be either Xiaomi Redmi Note 5? Well, maybe too soon for it. Or could it be the US version of Redmi Note 4? What do you think?
Source (Translated from Chinese)