Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 gets a permanent Rs 1000 cut

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has gotten a lot cheaper in India thanks to a permanent price drop. Strangely enough, only 2 out of 3 variants have been affected.

To recap, the Redmi Note 4 first hit India in January 2017 in 3 options namely 2GB/32GB, 3GB/32GB, and 4GB/64GB. The first set buyers back by Rs 9999, the second by Rs 10999, and the third by Rs 12999. This has now changed, with the 3GB/32GB model falling down to Rs 9999 and the 4GB/64GB one landing at Rs 11999.

It’s not clear why Xiaomi hasn’t changed the rate of the basic 2GB/32GB iteration. Only the brand’s site is currently selling all 3 versions, with Flipkart vending the 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB choices. Perhaps the entry-level variant is being phased out gradually.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Blue

Another question on everyone’s minds is whether the cut on the Redmi Note 4 is an indication of the Redmi Note 5’s arrival. The latter has been rumored plenty of times in the past few months, with many expecting it to sport a minimal-bezel design.

A quick look at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4’s specifications:

– OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8, upgradable to MIUI 9/Nougat
– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– Storage: 32GB/64GB
– RAM: 2GB/3GB/4GB
– Battery: 4100mAh
– CPU: 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625
– GPU: Adreno 506
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– 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

Also Read: Xiaomi announces Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite, MIUI 9 in India

Once again, the Redmi Note 4 is available via Flipkart and Xiaomi’s site. The former is offering an exchange scheme worth up to Rs 11000, A BuyBack Guarantee at Rs 149, and a 5% cut for Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card owners.