50,000 Xiaomi Redmi Note Phones to Go on Sale in Tuesday’s Flash Sale

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Xiaomi, ahead of its first flash sale for the Redmi Note in India, has revealed the number of units (50,000) of the smartphone that will be available for purchase to registered consumers from exclusive online retail partner Flipkart on Tuesday.

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, also known as China’s Apple, had revealed the number of units set for sale via a Mi India Facebook post on Friday. The firm had last week also announced that the first 5,000 Flipkart First consumers who register for Tuesday’s will get the Xiaomi Redmi Note added to their carts on Monday.

Wondering if you are one of these first Flipkart First subscribers? Flipkart says “subscribers who get Early Access on the Redmi Note will get an email from Flipkart to confirm their Early Access by 30th November.”

Registration for Tuesday’s flash sale is open till Monday midnight.

Priced at Rs. 8,999, the Redmi Note features dual-SIM support with dual standby, and runs Android 4.2.2 with Xiaomi’s MIUI v5 skin on top. Powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MTK6592 SoC, it is coupled with a Mali-450MP4 GPU and 2GB of RAM.

The Redmi Note bears a 5.5-inch 720×1280-pixel IPS LCD screen and features a 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash, as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with 8GB of built-in storage with expansion via microSD card (up to 32GB).

Connectivity options on the Redmi Note include GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot functionality, Bluetooth 4.0, a Micro-USB port with OTG support, and A-GPS. It is powred by a 3,100mAh battery.

Notably, what is arguably the cheapest 4G LTE smartphone in India, the Redmi Note 4G, will launch in India in the second half of December at Rs. 9,999. Apart from flash sales, customers will have to register separately to buy a Redmi Note 4G from Airtel stores.

The Redmi Note 4G features identical specifications, excepting a different processor, number of SIM cards support, and Android version. The Redmi Note 4G runs on a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU coupled with 2GB of RAM, and is a single-SIM device that comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and the MIUI v5 skin. Xiaomi has indicated that updates to Android 5.0 Lollipop will be available in the future, though no time frame was announced.

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