Update: Further hinting that Xiaomi Redmi Note is just on the way, Mi India Facebook page now runs a contest wherein users can win a Redmi Note. “Show us your creative side and WIN a Redmi Note from Mi!,” reads the Facebook page.
The contest post reads:
Want to WIN a Redmi Note? Share this & submit a picture (A click or a design/drawing by you) which shows how much you want to own a Redmi Note in the comment box below. The most creative image WINS.
Show us your creative side and WIN a Redmi Note from Mi!
*This runs till Nov 21st, 9PM.
*Bonus giveaway : We’ll select one more winner with each 500 extra shares of this post – Max 3 winners. Feel free to tag your friends and invite them to join this giveaway!
Earlier this week, Hugo Barra disclosed that the Redmi Note will arrive in India soon. Now, Manu Jain, head of India operations, Xiaomi reveals that the device will hit store shelves next month. While he didn’t provide a definite date, he did mention that an official announcement will be made soon.
This could also mean, the company may discontinue the ‘hot selling’ Redmi 1s from the Indian market. Jain tells us that the company is also in the process of setting up its own e-commerce operations in India. When asked about the time frame, he said, “It would be very difficult to say. It could happen anytime between the next four to six months.”
This isn’t Jain’s first stint with e-commerce in India. Needless to say, he is the co-founder of the popular e-commerce site Jabong, and could lend his expertise at designing a site for Xiaomi that suits Indian consumers.
Talking about the Redmi Note, earlier the company had revealed it 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 2GB 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, 13MP 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.