Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi's yet to be released Redmi Note 4 photos have surfaced online indicating that the device could have a full metal body along with dual cameras on the rear side. The company has always reportedly been inspired by firms such as Apple and Samsung and the dual-camera set-up is starkly similar to what Apple plans for its 2017 flagship phone.
GizmoChina that reports on the Chinese consumer electronic industry has posted a picture of a smartphone having a full metal body in silver colour and showing off two cameras on the rear panel. At the bottom the signature Xiaomi hologram 'MI' is embossed indicating that it is indeed a product from the Chinese company. It is, however, not known at what stage of production it is in.
While companies like Apple are rumoured to be working on smartphones having two cameras at the rear, Chinese firms such as Huawei are reported to be way ahead in procuring similar technology by partnering with Lecia for its Huawei P9 flagship and possibly the Honor V8 too. Now Xiaomi is also catching up with its Chinese counterparts by planning to release a dual-camera phone much before Apple does in 2017.
Although the company started with what phone reviewers called 'cheap plastic' material for its earlier models like Redmi 1s and Redmi Note, it has evolved to give its flagship phones a much premium look more so this time with the full metal body. The main push for such a change comes from its fellow Chinese competitors like LeEco and Honor by Huawei as well as OnePlus which are trying to grab the attention of the consumer by offering premium smartphones at affordable prices.