Xiaomi Redmi Note Launched in India for Rs. 8999, Redmi Note 4G to go on sale on December 30th

by Chetan Bhawani 27

Xiaomi Redmi Note

Update: Xioami has officially launched the Redmi Note phablet in India, and this wasn’t the only announcement today by the company. The Redmi Note goes on sale for the price of Rs. 8999, and the unit going to be sold in India is an octa-core 1.7 GHz (MT6592) variant with 2GB RAM. The internal storage is 8GB and there is a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion to 32GB.

Update (23rd Dec 2014): Xiaomi is going to sell the Redmi Note 4G through the same flash sale on Flipkart, on December 30th 2014. You can register for the flash sale on Flipkart.

Xiaomi Redmi Note Processor

Image source: TOI Tech

The device has a 13-megapixel f/2.2 camera with 28mm wide angle lens and HDR, and there is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera as well. The 3100 mAh Li-ion battery in the Redmi Note is going to have support for fast charging. The 2A charger is going to be included in the box.

A screen protector and a SIM card sleeve will be given for free with every unit. Registrations for the first sale of Redmi Note starts from 25th November, and the first sale is on December 2nd.

Xiaomi is also going to launch a special Redmi Note 4G only for India. It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. The Redmi Note 4G will have a support for Indian 4G bands, (i.e. FDD LTE 1800MHz and FDD LTE 2300MHz 4G bands). The Redmi Note 4G will be sold on Flipkart, and in select Airtel Flagship stores across 6 cities in India. The Redmi Note 4G is to be priced Rs. 9999. It will be available in the second half of December 2014.

While the Redmi Note 3G will have Dual SIM with Dual standby, and it is going to run Android Jelly Bean OS, the Redmi Note 4G will have a Single SIM and it is coming with Android KitKat OS. Xiaomi has promised MIUI v6 update to all the devices by 1st quarter of 2015.

Earlier:
It is just a couple days from now when Xiaomi will officially launch the Xiaomi Redmi Note smartphone in India. The event is going to be held on 24th Nov, and Xiaomi is bringing no changes in its sale strategy, as the device would be officially listed for sale on the online retailer Flipkart. We have received the official invite for the launch event, and because the event is on 24th, the sales are expected to start from 25th Nov, i.e. Tuesday, the day when Xiaomi puts up the Redmi 1s on flash sale every week.

The pricing that was announced when Xiaomi launched the Mi3 a couple of months back, was Rs. 9999 for the Redmi Note. Let’s stick to the same pricing right now, because there is no information about a price change, if any.

The Redmi Note falls into the phablet category, with the 5.5-inch HD display competing against several market players right now, but the pricing is a factor many might consider, and that was the reason why Xiaomi’s two devices Mi3 and Redmi 1s got great sales in India.

The Note is powered by Mediatek MT6592 Octa-core processor and Mali-450MP4 GPU along with 2GB RAM. It is the MIUI ROM over Android (version not confirmed), and 8GB internal storage is given along with a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. The device has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording capability and there is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Don’t be surprised though, if the company launches the smartphone / phablet for Rs. 8999, as that is what a few leaks claim, and that is how the pricing was set for the two previous smartphones from Xiaomi. We’ve be covering the event live on 24th Nov.

Chetan Bhawani

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  • Joshua Akinsola

    i think redmi wil be quite the boom in india. and that price is awesom knowing that their specs and display compete with pricier phones. xiaomi is alway making profit ssomehow on their cheap phones which is perplexing

  • Shanky Yadav Jungly

    what really it’s a note?? because a not to me means have all things at place like samsung’s note series but it’s around 8k and with android 4. 2 jelly bean and also its specs seems little disappointing but the best thing I liked most is the Ram which is 2gb which is really a better deal but with low powered android which is really a disappointing issue for me. all over this phone is named Note so it might have the features of note which for note is known. it’s phone by a Chinese brand which have lack of service in India which needs to be solved as fast they can do and also they said that they will move their cloud to India as Indian air force said they sent our data to china and hence said not to buy xiaomi product but it’s still not done we are still waiting to be transfer of their cloud to Indian.

    • Suraj Racharla

      yes i never knew that before. Xiaomi cloud system is based in China so the chinese can access your data. IT a good choice to wait for a cloud system to be transfered to INdia. IT is more safer for the country!!

      • Ajanth Uthayakumaran

        Oh but I dont it will an issue

  • Android

    Redmi NOte for the price seems to be really good. I think all the manufaseres standard camera is 13 meapixel and the 13 megapixle camera is not really the best. The octacore 1.4 processer is okay but it can still be improved. The 5.5 inch screen is okay but the resolution is terrible. All in all the price forgives all that and the deal is a steal. Xiami is another great company in India and it seems to be doing great. Xiami has targeted one of the biggest populations in the world and the price they are offering devices is amazing .Way to Go and great article

    • Ajanth Uthayakumaran

      I love the 5.5 ich display

  • Nikhil Narkhede

    Another budget smartphone and i’m sure this phone will be available in market for a long time just like redmi 1s (as compared to MI3 ) . This is very furstrating for people waiting for MI4 launch . I also heard that Xiaomi is trying to mass produce their smartphones in INDIA ? is it true ?

  • Shashank Chourey

    Hate flash sales man.. why do companies have to stick to such strategies (exclusive to flipkart, amazon etc).. I own a Mi3, got it on 3rd attempt. And now OnePlus One in Amazon strategy.. anyways, as always xiaomi comes up with great specs at low prices.. so is the redmi note, although m waiting for the MiPad to be launched in India.

    • Joshua Akinsola

      yeah i hate them too i hate flash sales invite systems, allowing beautiful women to get the phone free, just anything that will surely leave a chunk of people out. But its their alternative to mass ad campaigns and for one plus it builds up a demand for what they cant have

    • Suraj Racharla

      invite systems are way to increase demand and take their time on supply. This type of strategy is useful for some companies making big devices. Major companies like Samsung dont need to do this because they already have a mass manufacturing system

      • Ajanth Uthayakumaran

        Definetly have to agree with your point. Invite system increase demand for some time but then after it will die down

  • Joshua Akinsola

    yeah xiaomi is already such a hit in china so now theyre fully invested to moving sales to india too. This is because of India being such a large phone market that isnt hinderd by many American companies so they can get some large sales. And they sell them pretty exclusively on flipkart but soon they might sell in all indian retailers

  • Suraj Racharla

    Xiami is a hit in asian countries. It will be very hard for them to go in Europe or North America because over their branding rules. For a company like Xiami to comeup in Europe it will be very hard or next to impossible!

    • Ajanth Uthayakumaran

      Yes Xiami is a bit but in Europe and north America only flag ship phones will work

  • Shashank Chourey

    I’ve heard the 4G ersion is also going to be released on same day for Rs. 9,999.. yoohoo.. that’s some good news.. At least some people don’t consider India as a dumping ground.

    • only a 15 dollar increase Thats excellent and a really nice deal! Xiami knows what their doing!

  • Suraj Racharla

    i could be an issue tho. What if China knows exactly what data you have stored on your phone and they could access it. For one person it may not be a difference but if 1 billion people buy a phone from Xiaimi imagine the amount of information they could get. Military intelligence will be in adantage for China!!

  • Suraj Racharla

    i know the 5.5 inch display is great and i love displays over 5.5 inchs. Meizu has done a tremdously amazing job with this phone!!

  • Suraj Racharla

    yes with this fact i will need to agree with. Meizu needs to work alot harder to push their devices into North America and Europe because people there are more focused on qaulity and will pay the money for it despit the price. Meizu now needs branding in NOrth America and Europe

  • Suraj Racharla

    invite systems increase demand and i think the most important part of the invite system is so then they can take there time and go at their own pace in supplying phones

  • A 4G variant, I think India should have a good 3G networks first, many of the places in developed cities also don’t have complete network, while on 3G, talking about the under-developed cities or developing cities 2G also is facing problems. Anyways worth the price. It should have launched them on Local Stores so that it could have easily accepted by people. 🙂

  • That’s true xiaomi won’t really impress if it delivers a nice budget phone in the US there’s so many options people will say that’s nice put it with the others

  • Isn’t this a 5’5 inch xiaomi device? It’s superb and a good competitor TO Meizu

  • Suraj Racharla

    YEs but at some places there is 4G. And when ther is 4G there are 4G phones. YEs there might not be a signal everywhere available but yes i also have to agree with your point

  • Good for the Indian market getting a special 4G version. I think the Note is going to be ultimately well received all over as the specs are great for the price. I still am amazed at how Xiaomi manages to have a profit margin when their products are going at super low costs.

  • Shanky Yadav

    Woo really the sale is going on December 14 . Does the Indian govt removed the ban which was on it?? As I didnot heard anywhere. But this smartphone is eating others like termites eats and makes a hard wood weak. Let’s project a light for others to get stand in front of Xiami and have the enough power to provide specs like it and defeat Xiaomi

  • The ban was lifted by Delhi HC and now it can be sold. Evidently there was also a ban on one plus as well?