Update: Xiaomi’s sale for Redmi Note 4 appears to be over as the phone is now listed as out of stock on the Mi.com website. Xiaomi has not yet confirmed when it will hold the next sale for the Redmi Note 4, and whether it will restrict it to the Mi.com website.
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 will go on sale on Mi.com at 2 PM today. Mi.com is company’s own e-commerce portal in India. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was launched in India on January 19 and starts at Rs 9,999 for the 2GB+32GB storage RAM variant. The 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant costs Rs 10,999 and the the 4GB RAM+64GB version is available at Rs 12,999. On Flipkart, the smartphone is listed as ‘Coming Soon’.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has a metal uni-body design with a curved back. This is the first Redmi phone with a complete 2.5D arc glass on top. It sports a 5.5-inches full HD display and fingerprint scanner is at the back. The battery is 4,100 mAh, which the company claims lasts 25 per cent longer than its predecessor Redmi Note 3.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is powered by a Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor with Adreno 506 GPU. It gets a 13MP rear camera with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and 5MP camera on the front. The Redmi Note 4 runs MIUI 8 beta based on Android Marshmallow. This is a dual-SIM smartphone but with a hybrid SIM slot. The phone supports 4G VoLTE in India.
In our review, we like the phone’s battery life, and the overall performance. The UI is boosted with some nifty features like dual apps, which will let users run two WhatsApp accounts. However, the camera’s low light performance is still an issue.
Xiaomi has already become the number two smartphone vendor in India, just below Samsung, according to numbers from research firm International Data Corporation (IDC). Xiaomi has also a dominant share in the online market channel in India, says IDC.