Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Note today, as expected, which will go on sale on December 2 at 2pm exclusively on Flipkart priced at Rs 8,999. The company also planned to surprise the Indian fans and they did by announcing the Redmi Note 4G ‘Made for India’ today. Register for Redmi Note.
Firstly, the Redmi Note 3G only version priced at Rs 8,999 will go on sale on December 2 at 2pm on Flipkart via flash sale. Registrations will start tomorrow (November 25) at 6pm. Also, Redmi 1s will go on sale for the last time in India tomorrow at 2pm on Flipkart. If you’re looking for a Redmi 1s, then register now.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G has been announced in association with Airtel 4G and will be available on Flipkart as well as Airtel flagship stores in 6 cities where the 4G LTE services has been rolled out. These Airtel stores will have dedicated Mi experience zones for consumers looking to use these devices in person. However, you just cannot go to the store and pick them up when it is launched. You will need to register online to buy the phone either on Flipkart or on Airtel.
The Redmi Note 4G priced at Rs 9,999 (cheapest 4G smartphone/phablet in India) will supposedly launch close to Christmas this year. So, it will be available either on December 23 or December 30. We will let you know as soon as we have more information on the date.
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.
As we said, the Redmi Note 4G will go on sale in the second half of December and Xiaomi promises to bring in around 50,000 units via Chartered planes. It will go on sale around Christmas either on December 23 or December 30.
Also, good news for consumers looking to get the Mi Band and Xiaomi Mi 4. It will be launching around end of January, 2015 or early February. We will let you know about the exact dates soon. So, stay tuned for more.