The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has been in flash sale purgatory ever since it was announced back in January this year, forcing people to register every few days and try to get hold of the handset within a few seconds. This process is thankfully at an end as the company has officially stated that the phone will be available in an open sale in India from now onwards.
Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain announced the shift via Twitter, informing users that the Redmi Note 4 will be open to anyone without any registrations on both the brand’s site and Flipkart. The device has been wildly successful in India, selling over 5 million units within 6 months in spite of the annoying flash sale system.
Jain’s tweet notably mentions that Android N is coming too. This is great news for new and current owners alike since the Redmi Note 4 has been stuck on Marshmallow ever since its arrival. News of this update actually leaked out a few days ago when the rollout began in Greece. It weighs in at 1.3GB and brings the July Android security patch with it.
It should be pointed out that the Nougat upgrade brings the software version to MIUI 8.5, not MIUI 9. The latter will probably get beamed out to the Xiaomi offering in due course as the Global ROM is yet to go official.
Specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4:
– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8 (upgradable to Nougat)
– CPU: 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625
– GPU: Adreno 506
– Storage: 32GB/64GB
– RAM: 2GB/3GB/4GB
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 4100mAh
– Weight: 165g
– Size: 151 x 76 x 8.45mm
– Connectivity: 4G, VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, A-GPS, GLONASS
The Redmi Note 4 is priced at Rs 9999 for the 2GB/32GB option, Rs 10999 for the 3GB/64GB one, and Rs 12999 for the 4GB/64GB model. You can buy it via Flipkart or Xiaomi’s site.