The Snapdragon variant of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 that was recently launched in India has sold 250,000 units in the first 10 minutes of its flash sale.
The phone was made available for purchase yesterday starting 12 noon, but it could only be bought via the company’s own website, mi.com, or the giant retailer, Flipkart. After this first flash sale, the phone won’t be selling again until next week, which is probably why many people rushed in to grab a copy of this phone.
On the contrary, it is not strange to see the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 being scrambled for by Indians. In fact, the phone has quite a huge task ahead. The Redmi Note 3, which is its predecessor, has been listed as India’s most purchased phone as far as online stores are concerned, amassing sales of more than 2 million in about six months.
In terms of pricing, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 won’t make you break the bank. The entry-level version is valued at Rs 9,999 or about $145 while the priciest version is valued at Rs 12,999 or about $190. There is also another model that costs Rs 10,999 or about $160. In terms of specs, the base model has 2GB RAM and 32GB storage while the high-end model has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. As for the midrange offering, it comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.
All models are powered by a Snapdragon 625 octa-core, have a huge 4100mAh battery, a 5.5-inch display screen with Full HD resolution and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. At launch, the company promised that this device will soon be followed by an update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Well, it is already here, but only for those who are willing to run an unstable, beta version of the OS.
The new Android 7.0 Nougat beta for Redmi Note 4 also brings the latest MIUI 8 skin and it weighs about 1.62GB. Those who are willing to beta-test the OS can get the ROM from this thread on the company’s forum. If you missed the first flash sale, make sure to be ready for the next one starting 12 noon on January 30 (Flipkart) or February 3 on mi.com.