Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is all geared to kick-start the Redmi Note 4G flash sale in India on 30 December.
Company's official e-commerce affiliate Flipkart will begin Redmi Note 4G sale on Tuesday at 2pm. However, there is no word on how many units will be up for grabs and also whether Xiaomi has any plans of releasing Redmi 1S again to the Indian market.
It has to be noted that Xiaomi has been granted to sell Snapdragon powered devices (Redmi Note 4G & Redmi 1S) only till 8 January; this means, there will one more flash sale next week on 6 January. So with very limited time, Xiaomi has to begin separate flash sale outlet to sell the Redmi 1S similar to last month, when Redmi Note 3G was sold once weekly on Tuesday, whereas Redmi 1S was sold like any other smartphone on Flipkart without any formality of registration process.
Xiaomi- Ericsson patent infringement case recap:
Early this month, Delhi high court had passed an interim order temporarily suspending the sales of all Xiaomi phone models in India over infringing Ericsson (Telefonaktiebolaget LM) patents.
Later, after hearing Xiaomi's reply, the court partially lifted the ban till 8 January 2015 on select Xiaomi models housing Qualcomm Snapdragon devices, provided the Chinese company deposits ₹100 for every device sold in India.
That being said, prospective Redmi Note 4G buyers are advised to get registered on Flipkart (HERE) to make themselves eligible to purchase the phone. E-shop's registration window will be opened till midnight on 29 December at 11:59pm.
In a related development, Xiaomi is planning to introduce the much-awaited flagship smartphone Mi4 and a couple of consumer electronics devices in India next year.
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Redmi Note:
|Models||Xiaomi Redmi 1S||Xiaomi Redmi Note|
|Display||4.7-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 2 shieldPixel density: close to 312 ppi (pixels per inch)||5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: close to 267 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU with 1.6GHz CPU speed||3G model: MediaTek (MTK MT6592) Octa-core processor with 1.7GHz CPU speed4G model: 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU|
|GPU||Adreno 305||3G model: Mali-450MP44G model: Adreno 305|
|Storage capacity||8GB, expandable up to 64GB||8GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDR,Front: 1.3-megapixel camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDRFront: 5.0-megapixel camera|
|Battery||2000 mAh (Li-Polymer);||3100 mAh (Li-Ion Polymer);Internet usage time: up to 14 hours (3G) & 38 hours (2G)Standby time: close to 775 hoursMusic playback time: up to 60 hours|
|Network||2G & 3G||2G/3G & 4G (optional model)|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0, GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,||Dual-SIM slots (WCDMA:3G & GSM: 2G), Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0 (OTG), GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,|
|Dimensions||137.0 x 69.0 x 9.9 mm||154.0 x 78.7 x 9.5 mm|
|Weight||158 g||199 g|
|Price||₹5,999/-||3G Model: ₹8,999/-4G model: ₹9,999/-|