On 24 November, the chinese giant smartphone maker company Xiaomi comes with another classy smartphone for low range smartphone users. Xiaomi launched 5.5 inch phablet phone Xiaomi Redmi Note at India for the price tag of Rs.8,999 and the company also announced the 4G LTE model named as xiaomi Redmi note 4G.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note will be available only on company’s selling partner flipkart through flash sales starting December 2, just like the Xiaomi Mi 3 and Redmi 1S. Customers will have to register for the first flash sale on Flipkart after 6pm IST on November 25. The company also has not confirmed how many units will go under first flash sale. The Redmi Note 4G, unlike the Redmi Note, will be also available in Airtel stores in six cities. Customers will have to register separately to buy a Redmi Note 4G from Airtel stores. It will be available in the second half of December.
Xiaomi also revealed at the Redmi Note launch event, that it is planning to have more than 100 service centres operational in the country by next year
Coming to the specification of the phone 5.5 inch phablet supports dual-SIM with dual standby, the smartphone is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MTK6592 SoC featuring a Mali-450MP4 GPU, and coupled with 2GB of RAM. It runs on Android 4.2.2 with Xiaomi’s MIUI v5 skin on top.
The 4G model runs on a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU coupled with 2GB of RAM, and is a single-SIM device. It will come running Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the same MIUI v5 skin. Xiaomi has indicated that updates to Android 5 Lollipop will be available in the future.
Both, the devices have 720×1280-pixel IPS LCD screens and feature 13-megapixel rear autofocus cameras with LED flashes as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing cameras.
Both the smartphones come with 8GB built-in storage and microSD card slots for expansion, though the Redmi Note supports cards up to 32GB) while the Redmi Note 4G supports cards up to 64GB.
Connectivity options on the smartphone include GPRS/EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot functionality, Bluetooth 4.0, a Micro-USB port with OTG support, and A-GPS. These smartphone are powered by 3100 mAh battery.