Xiaomi has officially announced a price cut for the Redmi Note Prime in India just 2 months after the phone had made its debut in the country. It’s also put the Mi 4 and Mi 4i up for sale at a discount for a limited period of time.
The Redmi Note Prime had initially been launched at Rs 8499. Its value is down by Rs 500 to Rs 7999 now. The handset continues to be available only through Xiaomi’s official site and Amazon. Announced as the brand’s second Made in India offering, the company claims lower costs have allowed it to sell the phone for cheaper.
The reduction could also be Xiaomi’s way of clearing the path for the Redmi Note 3. Back in January, the manufacturer had announced it was bringing the handset to India but did not reveal when this would happen. It had also launched a new Snapdragon variant of the smartphone in China at the time, though it hasn’t confirmed which version is making its way to India yet.
A rapid recap of the specs of the Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime:
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat-based MIUI 7
– Display: 5.5-inch IPS, 720 × 1280 pixels
– CPU: 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410
– Battery: 3100mAh
– Storage: 16GB, expandable till 32GB
– RAM: 2GB
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Connectivity: 4G, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB-OTG, A-GPS, GLONASS
Xiaomi is also looking to entice customers into buying its older Mi 4 and Mi 4i handsets by starting a 4-day Mi Week over at Amazon. The offer is valid from February 16 to 19. The former can now be bought in exchange of Rs 12999 instead of Rs 14999, while the latter costs Rs 9999 in place of Rs 11999. Buyers could further win a Rs 10000 Amazon gift card.
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