Xiaomi’s Redmi series have been getting price cuts in recent weeks. In India, the Redmi Note 4 (64GB model) has just got a Rs. 1000 price slash bringing the price down to Rs. 10,999 (~$173).
Reports say this is the second time that Xiaomi is reducing the price of the Redmi Note 4. That shouldn’t come as a surprise as a new model is likely to launch soon.
When the phone launched last year, it was priced at Rs. 12,999 (~$204). It also launched in a 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM variant that has been phased out now, and a 3GB RAM + 32GB model that sells for Rs. 9,999 (~$157).
The Redmi Note 4 helped Xiaomi claim the top spot in India. In 45 days after its release, it had sold 1 million units while by the sixth month it had sold 5 million units. Xiaomi even released a limited edition Lake Blue variant as part of its CSR. Proceeds from the sales went into the cleaning of lakes in the country.
The Redmi Note 4 packs a 5.5” 1080p display, a Snapdragon 625 processor, and a 4100mAh battery. It also has a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front facing camera, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and dual SIM slots (hybrid).
The price cut is permanent and applies to phones sold online only (Mi.com, Amazon India, and Flipkart).