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Redmi Note launches in India for ₹8,999; also available as a 4G variant

In a media event today, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note and the Redmi Note 4G (in partnership with Airtel) in India. The 5.5-inch smartphone comes in a 4G version (in partnership with Airtel) and a dual SIM 3G variant.

redmi_noteBoth the 3G and 4G versions of Redmi Note be sold through Mi India’s e-commerce partner, Flipkart, at www.flipkart.com/Mi. In an aberration from the earlier sales, the Redmi Note 4G is being launched in partnership with Airtel and will also retail at select Airtel stores in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Chennai.

“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.”

– Hugo Barra, Vice President of Xiaomi Global

The Redmi Note will be available at a price of ₹8,999, and the registration will begin on Flipkart on November 25, 2014 at 6pm, with the sale starting at 2pm on December 2, 2014.

Redmi Note 4G will retail for ₹9,999 and will be available in Airtel stores by end-December. Customers will need to register online before visiting Airtel stores to purchase the device. Registration will start mid-December on www.airtel.com/Mi.

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Redmi Note 4G Specifications

  • 5.5” HD IPS display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 processor
  • 3100 mAh lithium-polymer battery
  • 2GB RAM, 8GB internal flash memory with external microSD slot that supports up to 64GB
  • Single SIM with 4G support (Dual band support on both TDD-2300 MHz & FDD-1800 MHz)
  • 13MP rear camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture | 5MP front camera

Redmi Note Specifications

  • 5.5” HD IPS display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor
  • 3100 mAh lithium-polymer battery
  • 2GB RAM, 8GB internal flash memory with external microSD slot that supports up to 32GB
  • Dual SIM – WCDMA slot for 3G data and GSM slot for 2G
  • 13MP rear camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture | 5MP front camera

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