New Delhi, India, November 24, 2014: Mi India, today launched its 5.5-inch smartphone, Redmi Note, which comes in a 4G version. Redmi Note 4G is Mi India’s very first 4G device, tailored specifically to India’s 4G network. It is being launched in partnership with Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecom services provider. As part of the Airtel partnership, Redmi Note 4G will retail at select Airtel stores in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai.
4G version of Redmi Note will be sold through Mi India’s e-commerce partner, Flipkart, at the link www.flipkart.com/Mi.
The 4G device, which will retail for Rs. 9,999/-, is a dual band LTE phone which will work on both TDD-2300 MHz and FDD-1800 Mhz 4G frequency bands.
Redmi Note 4G will be available in Airtel stores by end-December. Customers will need to register online before visiting Airtel stores to purchase the device. Registration will start mid-December on www.airtel.in/Mi, with more details coming soon.
Redmi Note 4G specifications:
• 5.5” HD IPS display
• Corning Gorilla Glass 3
• 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 processor
• 3100 mAh lithium-polymer battery
• 2GB RAM, 8GB internal flash memory with external microSD slot that supports up to 64GB
• Single SIM with 4G support (Dual band support on both TDD-2300 MHz & FDD-1800 MHz)
• 13MP rear camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture that supports 1080p video recording, and a 5MP front camera
Manu Jain, Operations Head of Mi India, said, “We are very excited to be launching the much awaited Redmi Note in two flavours, which gives our fans the opportunity to choose the device best suited to their needs. With Airtel as our partner for Mi India’s first 4G device, we are committed to providing the best Internet experience with faster speeds. Our fans will also have easier access to our products from Airtel’s flagship stores.”
Hugo Barra, Vice President of Xiaomi Global, said, “The support from Indian fans has been our greatest driving force to deliver the best products ever in India. Redmi Note builds upon Mi India’s promise to bring in high-quality devices that provide an excellent user experience. We also built Redmi Note 4G especially for India’s 4G network. With its long-lasting battery life and a large 5.5-inch screen among many other outstanding features, all for an amazing price, I believe Redmi Note will keep the momentum going in India.”
Srini Gopalan, Director – Consumer Business, Bharti Airtel, said, “We always strive to offer the best user experience to our customers – be it innovative offerings, robust network, superior customer service et al. The partnership with Xiaomi will enable our customers to easily access the high quality yet affordable Redmi Note 4G at our stores. While customers in our 4G cities can start enjoying 4G services on our superior network with Redmi Note 4G, customers in the other cities can be ready to upgrade to 4G as and when we launch in these markets.”
All Redmi Note devices will be supported by over 35 Mi India service centres across the country, including exclusive Mi service centres in Delhi, Bangalore and Kochi to ensure a robust after-sales service and a hassle-free customer experience.