It's been a week since Xiaomi introduced the new feature-rich budget smartphone Redmi 2 in India and the phone will now be available via flash sale on 24 March.
The company's official e-commerce partner Flipkart will host the Redmi 2 flash sale on Tuesday at 2:00 pm. The online store, probably anticipating huge traffic on Tuesday afternoon, has rescheduled Xiaomi Mi4 (64GB) sale from the regular 2:00 pm time-slot to 5:00 pm.
The company is yet to reveal how many units will be up for grabs, but prospective buyers of Redmi 2 and Mi4 (64GB) are advised to get registered at Flipkart [HERE]; the registration window will close on 23 March at 11:59 pm.
Besides Xiaomi Mi4 and Redmi 2 flash sale, the company will also be offering its flagship tablet Mi Pad via open sale. People need not register for the Xiaomi slate; consumers can directly get their hands on the device right off the Flipkart shelf.
For the past few weeks, Xiaomi has been selling Redmi Note 4G and Mi4 (16GB) models through open sale business model.
Key specifications of Xiaomi Mi4, Redmi 2 and Mi Pad:
|Models||Xiaomi Mi4||Xiaomi Redmi 2||Xiaomi Mi Pad|
|OS||Android v4.4.4 KitKat with MIUI v6.0||Android 4.4.4 KitKat with MIUI v6.0||Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI|
|Processor||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU||64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 series quad-core CPU(chipset type:MSM8916)||2.2GHz Nvidia Tegra K1 quad-core Cortex A15 CPU|
|GPU||Adreno 330||Adreno 306||ULP GeForce Kepler (192 cores)|
|RAM||3GB LP-DDR3||1GB LPDDR3/ 2GB||2GB LPDDR3|
|Storage capacity||16GB/64GB||8GB/16GB, expandable up to 32GB||16/64GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Battery||3080 mAh (Li-Ion Polymer) with quick-charge 2.0 technology||2200 mAh||6700 mAh|
|Network||2G & 3G||2G, 3G & 4G (TDD-LTE (B38 / B39 / B40 / B41: 2555-2655MHz), FDD-LTE (B3 / B7))||No SIM slot|
|Add-ons||Single-SIM slot, IR-blaster, stainless steel frame, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4/5.0 GHz), Bluetooth v4.0, Bluetooth HID, and other standard connectivity features||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), GPS+ GLONASS, A-GPS,||Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a / b / g / n / ac with dual ac 2X2 dual antenna), USB 2.0, microSD card slot,|
|Dimensions||139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm||134.0 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm||202 x 135.4 x 8.5 mm|
|Weight||149 g||133 g||360 g|