Saturday through Monday, citizens of India will be able to purchase the Xiaomi Redmi Note, the 4G variant thereof, without having to procure any sort of an invite/pre-booking/registration beforehand. Traditionally, Xiaomi sells its phone on Tuesdays 2pm, which requires prospective buyers to be ‘registered’ for the sale beforehand. Meaning, you can’t just show up at 2pm on a Tuesday and take home a Xiaomi.
The Chinese company announced today that for three days, i.e., January 24th-26th, the device (4G Redmi Note) will be sold via an open sale.
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In celebration of Republic Day, we are making Redmi Note 4G available for all through open sale. You can buy your Redmi Note 4G from Flipkart at any time during this holiday weekend : 24th-26th Jan. No registration required. Share this and inform your friends, tell them don’t miss it!
26th January is celebrated as the republic day in India, so this is a case of Xiaomi trying to be Indian in India. The 4G version of the Redmi Note goes for 9,999 INR (US$160) in the country and can be bought from Flipkart as usual.[Via]
Xiaomi is forced to go in for open sale because of presence of competition in 4G sphere in shape of Lenovo 6000 for INR 6999…