Till the dispute is there they cannot use MediaTek in India, unless they use SD they won't be able to launch Note 4 here.. Note 3 is already doing awesome and SD is a big reason for the same.
rajiv dhilip, 15 Sep 2016why need SD SOC? THATS TOO MUCH COSTLIER. so release with Exynos octacore soc rest of chi... moreMr aloof.... Xiaomi can not sell their devices in India without an SD processor... legal bindings by court in India
Samarth N8 808 user, 14 Sep 2016I think if they can save costs, then its good to have only one version. Obviously, one Redmi N... moreYou seem to have no idea that Xiaomi can not release a Mediatek device in India.... the point is not about which device is better compatible & suitable... but the point is, if there will be no SnapDragon RN4, then that may not come to India
why need SD SOC? THATS TOO MUCH COSTLIER.
so release with Exynos octacore soc rest of china. thats have low cost and and power efficient...
sigh... if no SD chip, then most people won't buy it. There're plenty of other brands.
Hope Xiaomi realise that.
kurotsuki, 14 Sep 2016Xiaomi should put a distinctive trait on their product lines and call it a day. Redmi (and Red... moreYeah that sounds like a good idea, the cheap Redmi's should get the inferior SoC and the flagships get the SD's.
stanley76, 14 Sep 2016then wait on Mi note 2 or Mi5s ,or just buy classic Mi5 64gbThey're buying a Redmi/Note for a reason, price. The two phones you mentioned will be pricey and expensive.
zikry, 14 Sep 2016Still waiting snapdragon redmi note 4It's as if you didn't even bother to read the article lol
Mark_S, 14 Sep 2016Worthless phone company with no LTE North American bands.Are you jealous or what?
username8, 14 Sep 2016Actually SD650 has hexa core with just dual A72 micro-arch. whereas it is octa core with quad ... moreIf you mean just in terms of battery life then SD 650 is the more efficient one, since its only got 2 A72 core it's gonna use less power. And SD 652 has 4 core, so it will have better multi threaded performance and maybe slightly less single threaded performance with reduced battery. That's all, there's no more difference between them.
Maybe Xiaomi wait for the release of the new snapdragon 653 announced in some new rumors...
No need for redmi note 4 for a while. RN3 is good for the price and current competition and will get CM14 support:)
Ehh... CPU wise Mediatek are fine-ish. for midrange. but GPU wise they are horrible. I recommend sticking to snapdragon AND Mediatek.
Because it may used next powerful sd 653-655 email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org but will be 28nm and its perform 30% and 25% efficient than 652
I think if they can save costs, then its good to have only one version. Obviously, one Redmi Note 3 is enough to prove that Redmi Note 4 won't be a slouch either, by any means!
So, why do we the consumers care? Today, mostly all apps run ok even on these chipsets.
From the consumer's point of view, One of the key reasons why Snapdragon do good in chipsets is because they have a clear numbering system, only rarely does it confuse anyone, like Snapdragon 652 may be slightly better than Snapdragon 800. But that is rare.
Even Intel is the same, i7 for performance, i5 for midrange performance and i3 for just a modernized but mediocre performance. And remember the Pentium Age? Pentium IV was better than III and so on... It was simple!
Helio may be the same too, but I don't know for sure.