After the launch of the highly affordable, yet powerful Redmi
Coming to the actual specifications of Xiaomi Mi4c, the handset is going to be running a Snapdragon 808, since Mi Note Pro is already running a Snapdragon 810. While all devices running a Snapdragon 808 feature two Cortex-A57 cores and six Cortex-A53 ones, it is possible that the octa-core processor running inside Xiaomi Mi4c will be running all six Cortex-A53 cores. While this will reduce the performance of the smartphone, users will still be able to take out a lot of battery life because Cortex-A57 cores are known for consuming too much battery life.
Other specs will include 2GB of RAM, a 1080p display, and a 5.2 inch screen. One of the primary reasons why Xiaomi is only going to release limited units of its upcoming handset is because it does not want the sales performance of Redmi Note 2 to suffer heavily because of this. A far less significant reason would be that the company is trying to save up capital, which can be later invested in its upcoming Xiaomi Mi5, which is going to be running Snapdragon 820, as well as releasing its own custom cores later in the year.
There is also a rumor that Redmi Note 2 is going to be released in a Helio X20 variant, resulting in the smartphone being able to deliver far more performance.