, Xiaomi India has announced a price cut for the Redmi Note 4G, making the smartphone Rs. 2,000 cheaper than its launch price.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G will now be available at a price of Rs. 7,999, down from its launch price tag of Rs. 9,999. The price cut is applicable starting Tuesday and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G can be grabbed at its new price from Mi.com, Flipkart, Amazon, and Snapdeal, as well as The Mobile Store and Airtel retail stores.
The Redmi Note 4G went on sale in December last year at Rs. 9,999 and was initially available via the company's flash sale model on Flipkart. The company earlier this year however made the smartphone available via its other online and offline partners in India.
Xiaomi says "lower costs" enabled it to reduce the price of the handset. The price cut seems to be an attempt to make the Redmi Note 4G more competitive against the likes of other affordable 4G LTE smartphones available in the Indian market. The price cut on the Redmi Note 4G brings it around Micromax's Yu Yuphoria, which is selling currently at Rs. 6,999; the Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G, available at Rs. 7,999, and the Lenovo A6000 Plus, retailing at Rs. 7,499.
(Also see: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G vs. Lenovo A6000 Plus vs. Yu Yuphoria vs. Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G)
For specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is powered by a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU coupled with 2GB of RAM, and is a single-SIM device. It comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and MIUI v5 skin. It comes with a 5.5-inch 720x1280 pixel IPS LCD screen and features 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It is powered by a 3100mAh battery with support for fast charging. The Redmi Note 4G features 8GB built-in storage and microSD card slot for expansion, with support for cards up to 64GB. Connectivity options include GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot functionality, Bluetooth 4.0, a Micro-USB port with OTG support, and A-GPS.
To recall, Xiaomi India recently slashed the price of the Mi 4 16GB model to Rs. 14,999, making the smartphone Rs. 5,000 cheaper than its launch price.