Xiaomi has unveiled its new smartphone in India dubbed Redmi Note Prime at a price of Rs 8,499. The device will be exclusively available on Amazon.in and Mi.com, starting 10am on 15th December. In line with the ‘Make in India’ plan, this would be the first smartphone manufactured in India. It would also be the second Mi phone to be manufactured in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, in partnership with Foxconn Technology Group.
In terms of specifications, the device features a 5.5-inch HD IPS display with a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor paired with 2GB RAM. It includes an internal storage of 16GB which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.
The smartphone comes equipped with a 13MP rear camera along with a 5MP front facing camera. The Redmi Note Prime runs on Android 4.4 KitKat-based MIUI 7. On the connectivity front, the device sports GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot functionality, Bluetooth v4.0, FM radio, microUSB 2.0, USB-OTG and GPS/ A-GPS. A 3100mAh battery completes the package.
Manu Jain, India Head, Xiaomi said, “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.”
Noor Patel, Director Category Management, Amazon India said, “We are excited to be the partner of choice for Xiaomi and offer our customers exclusive access to the new Redmi Note Prime. Xiaomi has been one of the most popular smartphone brands on Amazon.in, witnessing a continuous growth in demand. We see this as a great opportunity to offer customers across India the ease, convenience & joy of shopping for another great offering from the company.”