In the past couple of months, there has been a lot of chatter around the Redmi Note coming to India. After a string of rumours, VP Hugo Barra, who is the face of Xiaomi in India, has confirmed that the device will be reaching the Indian market soon.
Barra revealed that 10,000 units of the Redmi Note were sold in Indonesia in mere 40 seconds and the device will soon hit Indian store shelves. However, he hasn’t mentioned an exact release date.
In an official Facebook post, he wrote, “Mi Indonesia: 10,000 Redmi Note out of stock in under 40 secs today! Redmi Note coming to India next.” This could mean, the new Note will soon replace the best selling Redmi 1s in India. We expect the company to start selling the Note on Flipkart via flash sales soon.
Earlier the company had revealed the Redmi Note would be priced at Rs 9,999. The larger Redmi Note has a 5.5-inch 720p IPS display. It boasts of 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor, that we have seen on the HTC Desire 616 and Micromax Canvas Knight. It features a healthy 1.7GB of RAM, making it one of the cheapest smarpthone with such an high amount of RAM.
Other specs include 8GB onboard storage, microSD card slot up to 32GB, 3MP rear camera, 5MP front shooter for selfies and 3100mAh battery. It runs Xiaomi’s MIUI OS. The Redmi Note, if you recall, is something of a record breaker in terms of sales, with Xiaomi having sold 10,000 units in just a second in Taiwan.