Earlier this year, when Xiaomi launched the Redmi 1S smartphone in India, the company official said that they would also launch the Redmi Note later this year. Today, the company has made the device official in India at the price of Rs. 8,999.
Xiaomi, which has become insanely popular in the very short span of time in India is also yet to launch the monstrously built Mi4 smartphone. So far, the Redmi 1S has already gone up for sales for 10th time and tomorrow would be the 11th flash sales for the same. Also, the newly launched Redmi Note would be Flipkart-exclusive device like the other Xiaomi smartphones.
One thing that also came as a surprise was the LTE variant of the Redmi Note. You shouldn't be worrying about the specs as both of these devices come with a same specifications, except few changes.
The registration of both these phones will start from tomorrow in India, for which you will have to go to Flipkart. The 3G varaint of the Redmi Note will start shipping from December 3rd. The 4G LTE model will also be available via Airtel outlets. This also means that Xiaomi for the first time will start selling device offline as well. THe 4G LTE variant of the Redmi Note is priced at Rs. 9,999.
Xiaomi Redmi Note: Key Specifications
The Redmi Note packs a 5.5-inch HD display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The screen panel is based on the IPS technology and offer 178-degree wide viewing angles. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
It is powered by an octa-core processor by MediaTek (MT6512) processor clocked at 1.7GHz. The 4G LTE variant of the Redmi Note comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset clocked at 1.4GHz. This one also uses Adreno 305 GPU as well. Both these also use same 2GB of RAM.
The Redmi Note phablet features a dual-SIM support with TD-SCDMA/HSPA support on the first SIM slot and GSM/EDGE on the second SIM slot. The 4G LTE variant is a single SIM handset. Moreover, the phablet comes with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, alongside a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter.
In terms of storage, both these devices come with 8GB of internal storage but varies a bit on microSD card. The Octa Core variant supports 32GB and the 4G LTE unit supports 64GB additional storage.
Other features of the Xiaomi Redmi Note include: 3G, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and more. The MIUI v5 Android 4.4 (KitKat) powered device packs a massive 3,100mAh battery.
You can also check out the hands-on video of the Redmi Note smarpthone below: