Xiaomi launches Redmi Note Prime in India. Priced at Rs 8,499
December 11, 2015 Newsdesk 0
Xiaomi India is set to launch another smartphone in India on 15th Dec 2015. They have been teasing the phone on their Social media platforms from last couple of days. The teaser image goes with the hashtag #PrimeIsComing.
Etailers Amazon is also teasing the #PrimeIsComing teaser on their website [link] which gives a hint that this is going to be an Amazon exclusive, at least for the initial few weeks.
Many blogs and websites are claiming that this could be the Redmi Note 2 Prime. But according to the specifications of Note 2 Prime, it has the MediaTek processor. And Xiaomi is barred from selling smartphones equipped with MediaTek processors in India because of a legal dispute with Ericsson [link].
According to our guess, the new device is going to be called Redmi Note Prime (Redmi Note 4G Prime). This is going to be the Dual Sim variant of the Redmi Note 4G which is already available in India.
UPDATE: We got it all correct! Xiaomi indeed is launching the Redmi Note Prime and the specs are same as what we had guessed. It is priced at INR 8,499.
Redmi Note Prime will be a 4G Dual Sim phone with dual standby. It will support 2G, 3G and 4G on both the sims simultaneously. It will be equipped with a 5.5″ HD IPS Display (1280 x 720p), which Xiaomi would like to refer to as Pixel Perfect Display.
Redmi Note Prime have a 13 megapixel camera at the rear and a 5 megapixel camera at the front. Not much info about the rest of the specs are available. But our guess is that it will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor coupled with Adreno 306 GPU. It would have 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory and it could be expanded upto 32GB via a microSD card. It might have a removable battery of capacity 3000-3100 mAh.
Redmi Note Prime will come pre-loaded with MIUI 7 based on Android 4.4 (KitKat). As for the price, we believe this would be priced at around INR 7,999-8,999.
Redmi Note Prime will be manufactured in India and this would be the second phone after Redmi 2 Prime that’s manufactured in India by Xiaomi.
Redmi Note Prime Specifications
- 5.5″ HD IPS Display
- Qualcomm Spandragon 410 MSM8916, Quad-Core 1.2 GHz Processor
- Adreno 306 GPU
- 4G LTE, Dual Sim, Dual Standby
- 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 16 GB Internal Storage
- MicroSD slot, expandable upto 32 GB
- 13 megapixel rear camera
- 5 megapixel front camera
- 3100 mAh Lithium-ion Polymer Battery
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- MIUI 7 based on Androind 4.4
- USB OTG
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor
Redmi Note Prime would be available for sale from 15th Dec 2015, 10 am onwards on Amazon. It would also be sold on Mi.comXiaomi launches Redmi Note Prime in India. Priced at Rs 8,499 was last modified: December 17th, 2015 by Newsdesk