Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G with Snapdragon 400 SoC announced in India for Rs. 9999, available late December

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At the Xiaomi Redmi Note launch event, the company has announced that the Redmi Note 4G would be launching in India soon. This has support for TD-LTE 2300MHz (Band 40) and FDD-LTE 1800MHz (Band 3) for India and is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC, instead of Octa-Core MediaTek chip in the 3G variant. This has single SIM support, unlike the dual SIM 3G variant.  It comes pre-loaded with Fleksy and SwiftKey keyboards.

Commenting on the new launch, Manu Jain, Operations Head of Mi India, 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.

Hugo Barra, Vice President, Mi India, 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.

Srini Gopalan, Director – Consumer Business, Bharti Airtel, said:

We always strive to offer the best user experience to our customers – be it innovative offerings, robust network, superior customer service et al. The partnership with Xiaomi will enable our customers to easily access the high quality yet affordable Redmi Note 4G at our stores. While customers in our 4G cities can start enjoying 4G services on our superior network with Redmi Note 4G, customers in the other cities can be ready to upgrade to 4G as and when we launch in these markets.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G specifications 

  • 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 1.6 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8928) processor with Adreno 305
  • 2GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, micro SD card up to 32GB
  • MIUI v5 Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 3100 mAh battery

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is priced at Rs. 9,999. It would go on sale online through Flipkart and the company has partnered with Airtel to sell the smartphone in Airtel flagship stores across six cities in India. Registrations for the smartphone would begin soon on Airtel website and the smartphone would go on sale by the second half of December. Customers will need to register online before visiting Airtel stores to purchase the device.

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