Is Xiaomi's Redmi Note poised for another round of success?
Last year, Chinese tech firm Xiaomi sold so many units of its budget phone – the Redmi Note 3 – that it came to a point where the company was selling one phone per minute. Also at one point of time, it was the best selling phone online in India. Along with a few other budget bestsellers like the Redmi 3s and its Prime version, Xiaomi managed to notch up $1billion in revenue from India. And it hasn't been here long. In fact, it hasn't been anywhere long.
Now, even as the face of the company and the man responsible for Xiaomi's stellar growth in India Hugo Barra, Vice President for global operations, packs his bags to return to the Silicon Valley, Xiaomi is doing pretty good in the country. Its recently launched Redmi Note 4 sold out in 10 minutes online, leaving users to wait for the next round of sales. You might well ask what the big deal about Redmi Note 4 is. Well, it's rock solid for the next-to-nothing price. On just about all fronts!
There are three variants to choose from:
2GB RAM with 32GB storage for Rs 9,999
3GB RAM with 32GB storage for Rs 10,999
4GB RAM with 64GB storage for Rs 12,999
This device uses a hybrid SIMs slot, which means you can either use two SIMs or one SIM plus a microSD card. It's become the norm. It supports 4G VolTE. The 13MP camera is just fine.
Overall, the package is value for money. While the competition since the earlier Redmi Note 3 has really hotted up, clearly Indian fans are more than willing to give the successor another strong lease of life.
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