Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi released the Redmi Note 4 in India last week. It went on sale yesterday and in just 10 minutes it had sold 250,000 units on Flipkart and the company’s official site Mi.com.
According to Xiaomi, the flash sale of the Redmi Note 4 is said to be the biggest-ever online only smartphone launch in the country. In 2016, an IDC report said Xiaomi also set a record with the Redmi Note 3 as the most shipped smartphone sold online in a given quarter.
The Redmi Note 4 launched in India is different from the one released in China last year as this model features a Snapdragon 625 processor and not a Helio X20 chip. It also varies in the memory configuration. There is a 2GB RAM+32GB ROM variant alongside a 3GB+32GB model and a 4GB+64GB model.
The Redmi Note 4 has a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash, and PDAF. Up front is a 5MP camera with the same aperture as the rear camera. There is a 4100mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner on the rear, and it comes bundled with MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
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The Redmi Note 4 starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 2GB + 32GB (~$147) variant; moves up to Rs. 10,999 (~$162) for the 3GB + 32GB model; and closes it at Rs. 12,999 (~$192) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB model. The next flash sale is on the 30th of January.
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