Xiaomi has announced two devices quite recently, the Redmi Note 3 and Mi Pad 2. The former is the company’s very capable mid-ranger made out of metal, and the latter is Xiaomi’s 2nd-gen Android-powered tablet. That being said, the company is also expected to announce their Mi 5 flagship in the coming weeks, quite probably in January. Well, Xiaomi has been teasing yet another devices launch lately, they’ve been touting the arrival of a ‘Prime’ devices, and the phone has just been launched in India, read on.
Many people thought that Xiaomi intends to release the Redmi Note 2 Prime handset, but a recent report denied that. Well, the report was right, Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note Prime instead. This is actually the second Xiaomi-branded smartphone to be manufactured in Sri City in India, as a result of Xiaomi’s partnership with Foxconn. The Redmi Note Prime features a 5.5-inch (1280 x 720) display along with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card). Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core SoC fuels this smartphone along with an Adreno 306 GPU for graphics. The 13-megapixel shooter is located on the back of this smartphone, and a 5-megapixel snapper can be found up front. The 3,100mAh battery is also a part of this package, and it’s removable. This is a dual-SIM handset which offers 4G LTE connectivity, and it comes with Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed with Xiaomi’s MIUI 7 available on top of it. The device measures 154 x 78.7 x 9.45mm, while it weighs 185 grams.
”We are really happy to be able to deliver to our promise of continuously innovating and catering to the needs of our Mi Fans. With the launch of Redmi Note Prime, we are glad to provide our Mi Fans an opportunity to upgrade to an even more powerful smartphone with an expanded memory and dual-SIM capabilities. The 3100 mAh high-capacity battery, coupled with MIUI optimisations, has enabled Redmi Note Prime to achieve the most impressive battery performance yet. Local manufacturing shows Xiaomi’s commitment to being a part of fabric of India and we are truly excited to roll out our second ‘Made In India’ offering for our Mi fans,” said Manu Jain, Head of Xiaomi India. Now, the Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime can be considered an entry-level handset. The phone does sport 2GB of RAM and its specs are rather solid, but considering it has an entry-level SoC, a 720p display and ships out with Android 4.4 KitKat, it’s safe to say this is an entry-level offering by Xiaomi, and such is its price as well. The Redmi Note Prime comes in White color options and costs Rs. 8,499 ($127). The Redmi Note Prime will be available for purchase exclusively through Amazon India and Mi.com, the sale will commence at 10 AM tomorrow (India time).