Xiaomi had a setback when they were banned by the Delhi High Court to import and sell smartphones in India. There was a temporary relief when the court allowed Xiaomi to import and sell smartphones using Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets in India. This decision lead to Xiaomi bringing back the Redmi 1s for sale again on December 23. The company then announced that the Redmi Note 4G’s first flash sale will be on December 30 and registrations have already begun for the same.
As Xiaomi has been granted to sell smartphones which houses Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets in India, they are bringing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G after stalling the Redmi Note 3G which has a MediaTek chipset. We believe there will be around 50,000 units up for sale on December 30.
Redmi Note 4G will also get a head start ahead of YU Yureka which is a similar phablet and will go on sale on January 13. Xiaomi will also bring the Mi4 by mid January and price it very competitively to take on the OnePlus One.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is a budget phablet from the Chinese manufacturer. It has a 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) LED IPS Display with 267 ppi. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 covering. The phablet is powered by 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8982 processor with Adreno 305 GPU. Redmi Note 4G weighs 199 grams and is 9.45 mm in thickness.
Redmi Note comes with 2 GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 64 GB via microSD card. It will come preloaded with Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI v5 on top and will be upgraded to MIUI 6 along with Android Lollipop in the future, hopefully.
On the camera front, it has a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front facing camera for selfies and video calling. The rear camera has f/2.2 aperture lens and can record 1080P videos. Redmi Note 4G comes with 3,100 mAh lithium polymer removable battery under the hood. It is a single SIM phablet unlike the Redmi Note 3G which is dual SIM.
The Redmi Note 4G includes 4G LTE/3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS + AGPS as connectivity options. The phablet has been priced at Rs 9,999 and you need to register in order to participate in the first flash sale which will take place on December 30 at 2pm on Flipkart.