Popular smartphone maker Xiaomi is all geared up for a second round of Redmi Note flash sale on Tuesday (9 December).
The company's e-commerce affiliate, Flipkart, will kick-off the Redmi Note sale at 2:00 pm. tomorrow. However, Xiaomi has not disclosed how many smartphone units will be up for grabs.
[Update: Xiaomi just confirmed that there will up to 75,000 units on 9 December flash sale]
Last week, there were only 50,000 Redmi Notes in stock and it got sold out in record 6 six seconds leaving many frustrated. Things got worse when some miscreants offered the devices on popular classified sites like OLX, Quikr and others at exorbitant prices.
The company had faced a similar experience during the Redmi 1S flash sales. Back then, in a bid to counter the racketeering of Xiaomi devices, the Chinese company in co-ordination with its re-seller affiliate, Flipkart, developed an algorithm which automatically blocked select consumers (fraudsters), who use illegal means to buy Redmi 1S and other electronic branded devices, on the website.
It remains to be seen whether Xiaomi or Flipkart has taken any additional security measures to stop the illegal purchase and sale of devices on Tuesday.
Besides the flash sale, Xiaomi is also running a pre-Christmas contest – "The Ultimate Gift Battle" -- on Facebook starting Monday (8-14 December). Lucky winners stand a chance to win Xiaomi Redmi Note, Mystery Mi and Redmi Note priority pass. [More information on the game, HERE]
Registration window for the Redmi Note 2 December flash sale will be open to the public till 23:59 pm today (08 December) on Flipkart.
[Note: Xiaomi, in collaboration with home-grown network carrier Airtel, is slated to release 4G-based Redmi Note in select cities (around 15) across India for ₹9,999 a little later in December.]
For the uninitiated, Xiaomi Redmi Note (3G) sports 5.5-inch HD IPS screen and runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (with custom MIUI) powered by MediaTek Octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and 8GB inbuilt memory.
In related news, Xiaomi is once again selling the popular Redmi 1S phone on Flipkart. Users need not register themselves prior to the purchase. They can just log-in to Flipkart and buy the Redmi 1S.
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/-|
[Image credit: Flipkart]