Xiaomi Launches Made In India Redmi Note Prime For Rs 8,499
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Monday launched the Redmi Note Prime smartphone in India for Rs 8,499. The phone will be available exclusively with Amazon India and Xiaomi’s own portal Mi.com starting December 15 10AM onwards.
Notably, after the Redmi 2 Prime, this becomes the second phone by the company which has been assembled in India. Xiaomi had earlier made a big commitment to Prime Minister Modi’s Make in India campaign and this is reinforcement of that commitment.
The phone has been manufactured in Foxconn’s Andhra Pradesh factory in Sri City. Essentially, it is an enhanced version of the its Redmi Note 4G smartphone which was launched in India late last year.
“We are really happy to be able to deliver to our promise of continuously innovating and catering to the needs of our Mi Fans. With the launch of Redmi Note Prime, we are glad to provide our Mi Fans an opportunity to upgrade to an even more powerful smartphone with an expanded memory and dual SIM capabilities.
The 3100 mAh high capacity battery, coupled with MIUI optimisations, has enabled Redmi Note Prime to achieve the most impressive battery performance yet. Local manufacturing shows Xiaomi’s commitment to being a part of fabric of India and we are truly excited to roll out our second ‘Made In India’ offering for our Mi fans,” said Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi’s India head.
The phone features a 5.5-inch HD 720p display, and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 four core processor which supports 64-bit computing. It also has 2GB RAM, 16GB of onboard memory, which can be further expanded with a microSD card slot.
Inside, it has a massive 3,100mAh battery. There’s also a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. Unlike the Redmi Note 4G, it is a dual SIM LTE smartphone.
While Xiaomi has launched this in India, in China, the company unveiled the Redmi Note 3, which has a fingerprint scanner and is its first phone with a full metal body.