Chinese smartphone vendor, Xiaomi has made India as its another home. Widely regarded as the Apple of China, the company back in January reported that they had hit 1 billion revenues for the year 2016 and now, Xiaomi claims that they have sold over 1 million units of Redmi Note 4 in India and that too in just 45 days from the date of the announcement.
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 4 in India back on January 19, and the phone went on to the first sale on January 23. Since then, the company has conducted six flash sales exclusively via Flipkart and the company’s own Mi.com. After the first sale on January 23, Xiaomi revealed that they had sold 250,000 units of Redmi Note 4 in just 10 minutes and that’s an achievement.
Xiaomi also claimed that the Redmi Note 4 is the fastest smartphone to sell over 1 million units in such a quick time. Also, Xiaomi says that the figure dubs to 1 unit of Redmi Note 4 sold in every four seconds. The next flash sale of the phone is scheduled to happen tomorrow. On March 1 sale, the Matte Black variant of the Redmi Note 4 also went on for sale, and the phone went out of stock in seconds in every flash sale.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 features a 5.5-inch display with a 2.5D curved glass on top of it. Under-the-hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, which is an octa-core chip clocked at 2.0GHz. The Redmi Note 4 comes in three RAM variants- 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB and comes with 32GB/64GB internal storage. The phone also has Adreno 506 GPU to handle the graphic intensive tasks.
At the rear side of the phone, there is a 13MP camera with PDAF and LED flashlight. Up front, there is a 5MP sensor to capture selfies and video calls. The phone runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. Xiaomi already released the Android Nougat based MIUI 8 ROM under beta testing and promised to soon release the stable version of the OS in coming days. The phone has a beefy 4100mAh battery. The phone costs Rs. 9,999 for the 2GB RAM variant and Rs. 10,999 for the 3GB of RAM variant, and Rs.. 12,999 for the higher 4GB of RAM variant along with 64GB of internal storage.
However, Xiaomi will face a tough time in coming days as Lenovo-owned Motorola is launching the Moto G5 Plus in India tomorrow and it comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 3000mAh battery. The highlight of the phone is that it packs the same rear camera sensor like the Samsung Galaxy S7. Rumours say that the phone will be priced aggressively as well.
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