Breaking: Xiaomi Redmi Note releases November 24th in India


Xiaomi’s phones have turned out to be tough ducks to chase with their extremely competitive pricing, and consequently high demands. After both, the Xiaomi Mi 3 and the Redmi 1S had successful stints at the office, the Chinese OEM is all set to rock the phablet market with its first phablet — the Redmi Note!

Xiaomi India’s (aka ‘Mi India’) assistant product operations manager and erstwhile MIUI India founder Rohit Ghalsasi broke the news a few moments earlier on social media. Xiaomi had announced a 9,999 INR pricing (US$160) for the Redmi Note back when they first forayed into the Indian market. However, it is likely that the device be priced lower than that; Xiaomi have done the same with their other devices as well. After announcing the Mi 3 and the Redmi 1S for 14,999 INR and 7,999 INR respectively, Xiaomi cut prices by 1,000 INR respectively at launch.

The Redmi Note is expected to be a sellout like its siblings. There’s no word on the procedure on how buyers can purchase the Redmi Note, but we believe it is safe to assume that hopefuls will be required to register beforehand to be able to purchase the device on sale days.

Alcatel recently launched what we see as a Xiaomi Redmi Note competitor. With the budget market heating up each day, it will be interesting to see how the market reacts to the Redmi Note. The OnePlus One is expected to make an entry anytime soon, so Indian buyers are sure to be spoilt for choices like never before.

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10 Comments

  1. Sam
    November 22, 2014

    I’m really confused after all that rumour about the Redmi Note 2 and now the HTC Desire 820s. I guess waiting will be the wisest thing to do as of now

  2. Jason45
    November 22, 2014

    According to rumours, Meizu will release a budget phone next month costing between 1000 and 1300 Yuan. It should have a mt6752 chip set according to rumours. Hopefully, Xiaomi will release a successor of redmi phone next month.

  3. Konstantinos Natsios
    November 22, 2014

    oh how the huge xiaomi has fallen, i remember a time when xiaomi was making phones that had top specs , now they cling to the success of redmi/note/mi3 ,

    mi4 while top quality ,didnt pack more of a punch than mi3,had same specs with one plus who was out months earlier(for anyone who could get it even from resselers),and here we are 5months later after mi4 release, there still isnt a lte version out yet,heck there isnt even a black mi4 out yet, and other companies ,cough meizu cough, are trashing xiaomi with powerfull mobiles,

    why buy mi4 now when mx4/mx4 pro /vivo xplay 5s/oppo n3 will be out? if you check the antutu rankings for quarter 3 of 2014, mi4 was 7th or 8th. mi2 was n1 for a long time, mi2s and mi3 the same. mi4 is a disaster atm.

    and now xiaomi releases the same phone with lte in china but with 2gb ram cheaper…..thats not the way to go.

    xiaomi should go for a mi4s fast with snapdragon 2.7ghz,or new mediatek/exynos with lte or they will lose alot of consumers like that. right now mi4 is relevant to the market, even with lte mx4 is the better phone, they need to change that fast.

    • Guaire
      November 22, 2014

      You are partly right about Xiaomi losing their edge, but you gave too much credit to Antutu. It favors CPU scores so octacores benefits.

      MX4 actually faster than MX4 Pro thanks to 2K display. MT6595’s CPU is faster than any Snapdragon right now including Snapdragon 805, and faster than any Exynos except 5433. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying it’s bad, but it’s GPU not that good, not even close.

      Mi4’s launch was delayed a couple of months. Also apparently Qualcomm was late to supplying Snapdragon 805. Result of that Mi4 was nothing sort of special.

      A Mi4s like you suggested would be a mistake too IMO, because if they push now Mi4s or Mi5 whatever, with Snapdragon 805 soon, consequently they will be late for joining Snapdragon 810 ranks too.

  4. Aizat Arshad
    November 22, 2014

    when’s the redmi note 2 coming?

    • Guaire
      November 22, 2014

      Looks like they cut the prices of Redmi 1s and Redmi Note both permanently. Because of other Chinese vendors began to offers better handsets at same prices. They can’t afford to waiting too much.

      Maybe end of the year for China, but probably rest of the world will get them many months later typically, if Xiaomi didn’t expand their production capacity.

  5. Angry Mobile Nerd
    November 22, 2014

    The article title should be more like “Breaking: Xiaomi releases 6-month old low-end phone in India on November 24th”.

    Rubbing salt on the wound then Xiaomi goes ahead and releases the Note 2 in China.

  6. highwind
    November 23, 2014

    BREAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Ronak
    November 24, 2014

    Hello Sir
    Im confused need your help
    In my city “AHMEDABAD” vivo store is opened. I have searched on google about it but didnt find any news about vivo launch in india.
    I want to buy mobile. Should i go for vivo xshot or redmi note. Please need ur valuable advice

    • November 24, 2014

      That’s interesting, could you share more info?