The smartphone manufacturing segment of Xiaomi, Mi India, has announced their 5-inch 4G variant smartphone. The Redmi Note is also available with dual-SIM 3G variants.
Xiaomi claims the Redmi Note 4G as the first 4G smartphone, tailored specifically for the Indian 4G network. The phone has been launched with an exclusive partnership with Airtel, one of the leading 4G network providers in India.
As part of the Airtel partnership, Redmi Note 4G will retail at select Airtel stores in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai.
Both the 3G and 4G versions of Redmi Note will be sold through Mi India's e-commerce partner, Flipkart.
The 5.5-inch Redmi Note 4G device will be retailed for ₹9,999. The Redmi Note 4G is a dual band LTE phone, which will work on both TDD-2300 MHz and FDD-1800 Mhz 4G frequency bands.
Registration for the 3G version of Redmi Note will begin on Flipkart at 6pm on 25 November 2014, with the sale starting at 2pm on 2 December 2014.
Redmi Note 4G will be available at Airtel stores by the end of December. Customers will need to register online before visiting Airtel stores to purchase the device. Registration will start by mid-December with more details coming soon.
Speaking on the occasion, Hugo Barra, Xiaomi Vice President, said "The support from Indian fans has been our greatest driving force to deliver the best products ever in India. Redmi Note builds upon Mi India's promise to bring in high-quality devices that provide an excellent user experience. We also built Redmi Note 4G especially for India's 4G network. With its long-lasting battery life and a large 5.5-inch screen among many other outstanding features, all for an amazing price, I believe Redmi Note will keep the momentum going in India."
Manu Jain, Mi India head, said, "We are very excited to be launching the much awaited Redmi Note in two flavours, which gives our fans the opportunity to choose the device best suited to their needs. With Airtel as our partner for Mi India's first 4G device, we are committed to providing the best Internet experience with faster speeds. Our fans will also have easier access to our products from Airtel's flagship stores."
Redmi Note 4G Specifications:
- 5.5-inch HD IPS display
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
- 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 processor
- 2GB RAM, 8GB internal flash memory with external microSD slot that supports up to 64GB
- 13mp rear camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture that supports 1,080p video recording, and a 5mp front camera
- 3,100mAh lithium-polymer battery
- Single SIM with 4G support (Dual band support on both TDD-2300 MHz & FDD-1800 MHz)