Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Now Available in Open Sale in India

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 is now available online in India in open sale – meaning there will no longer be any flash sale dates or queuing up, instead consumers can head to Flipkart and Mi.com and buy the iphone glass replacement at any time, as long as stocks are available. The smartphone ever since its launch in January has been available on select dates with limited stocks. The open sale announcement for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes merely few days after the company announced that it managed to sell 5 million units of the handset in the country. The company claimed that it sold 5 million units of its Redmi Note 4 within six months of launch between a period of January 23 to July 23 this year. As we mentioned, the smartphone will now be available in open sale via Flipkart and Mi.com.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Now Available in Open Sale in India via Flipkart, Mi.com“Your love has broken all the barriers! #RedmiNote4 now on open sale on Mi.com and Flipkart,” wrote Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India in a tweet on Wednesday. As we mentioned, company achieved the 5 million unit sales feat within six months of launch between a period of January 23 to July 23 this year.

Jain’s tweet also contains the words ‘Now With Android N’, pointing to the recent rollout of an Android 7.0 Nougat-based MIUI update for Redmi Note 4 users. The update arrived via OTA, and the users were receiving the MIUI version 8.5.4.0 based on Nougat. The update, sized at 1.3GB, also brought along the July Android security patch with it. Interestingly, the Android 7.0 Nougat update was not based on MIUI 9.

Xiaomi iPhone parts launched the Redmi Note 4 in January this year in three memory/ storage variants in India – the 2GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage model has been priced at Rs. 9,999, the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model has been priced at Rs. 10,999, while the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model has been priced at Rs. 12,999.

To refresh on the specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 features a 5.5-inch full-HD 2.5D curved glass IPS display with a 401ppi pixel density, and is powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC. It comes with 3GB and 4GB of RAM, depending on the SKU. There’s a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor at the back, and a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor at the front. As for connectivity, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 offers 4G with VoLTE. The battery capacity is rated at 4100mAh battery.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Launch Set for Monday

Xiaomi’s next Redmi Note iphone battery replacement , the Redmi Note 5A, has been confirmed to launch on Monday. The company revealed that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A will be announced at an event in China on Monday at 7:30pm China Time. The event will see Lin Bin, Co-Founder of Xiaomi, unveiling the smartphone. Separately, Lei Jun, Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi, unveiled images of the Redmi 5A already, couple of which can be seen above and below.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Launch Set for Monday, Specifications Revealed on Certification SiteAdditionally, the iphone digitizer has been spotted on Chinese certification site TENAA. The Redmi Note 5A is widely expected to come in two variants: one featuring the fingerprint sensor at the back while another missing the feature. The TENAA listing tips two Redmi Note 5A variants with almost identical innards. The alleged Redmi Note 5A variants are codenamed as MDT6 and MDT6S.

According to TENAA listing, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A may feature a 5.5-inch HD display, and will be powered by Snapdragon 425 processor. It is likely to feature 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage. The handset will support expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). It is said to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI 9, and support dual-SIM. On the camera front, the handset is said to come with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera. There’s an infrared sensor also tipped to be present. The listing claims that the handset will measure 153.3×76.3×7.31mm and weigh roughly 150 grams. It is said to pack a 3000mAh battery.

Based on previous leaks, the Redmi Note 5A is likely to be priced at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 9,600) and will be made available from Monday itself.

Xiaomi Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Redmi Note 4 India Pre-Orders Today

Xiaomi Redmi 4A, Redmi 4, and Redmi Note 4 are going up for pre-orders in India on Friday. The Chinese smartphone maker holds pre-orders on Friday every week, where it allows interested buyers to pre-order the smartphones without waiting in line or having the fastest trigger during the regular weekly flash sales. As is the case each week, the three smartphones will be available to pre-order from Mi.com from 12pm IST.

To elaborate on Xiaomi’s pre-order system in India, those that pre-order the iphone screen replacement are guaranteed shipping within five business days. However, pre-orders are limited to one smartphone per customer, and customers will have to pay upfront, with no cash on delivery option being made available.

Xiaomi Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Redmi Note 4 India Pre-Orders Today; Redmi Note 4 Flipkart Sale, Redmi 4 Amazon SaleAs seen in previous weeks, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will go also go on sale on Friday, via Flipkart, in a flash sale scheduled to start at 12pm IST. Flipkart is also offering a 5 percent discount for Axis Bank Buzz credit card users.

Separately, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 will go on sale on Amazon India on Friday as well, at 12pm IST. The company is offering 30GB of additional Jio 4G data, Rs. 200 credit on the Kindle app, access to a free 3-month subscription to Hungama Play, and a free 12-month subscription to Hungama Music.

The Redmi 4 was launched in May in three memory/ storage variants in India. The 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant has been priced at Rs. 6,999, the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant has been priced at Rs. 8,999, while the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage is priced at Rs. 10,999.

The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It sports an all-metal body and a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. It bears a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display, and is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC coupled with 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB of RAM.

The Redmi 4 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. On the front, it bears a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture. As we mentioned, the Xiaomi Redmi 4X will be available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB inbuilt storage options, expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

Connectivity options on the Redmi 4 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG, Bluetooth v4.1, and 3.5mm audio jack. It also sports an infrared sensor. It measures 139.2×69.6.x8.6mm, and weighs 150 grams. It is powered by a 4100mAh battery.

The Redmi 4A was launched in India in March at Rs. 5,999, following its launch in China in November. Featuring a polycarbonate body, the Redmi 4A bears a hybrid dual-SIM card slot, and runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The smartphone features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display, and is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC coupled with the Adreno 308 GPU and 2GB of RAM.

It sports a 13-megapixel sensor with PDAF, a 5-lens system, an f/2.2 aperture, and is backed by a LED flash. There is a 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 aperture on board as well. The Redmi 4A comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

The Redmi 4A’s connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, and Bluetooth v4.1. Sensors on board the smartphone include accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, infrared, and proximity. Dimensions of the new Xiaomi smartphone are 139.5×70.4×8.5mm, and it weighs in at 131.5 grams. Redmi 4A is powered by a 3120mAh battery with fast charging support.

The Redmi Note 4 was launched in January in India in three variants – the 2GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 9,999, the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model is priced at Rs. 10,999, and the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model is priced at Rs. 12,999. It is available in Gold, Grey, Matte Black, and Silver colour variants.

The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) 2.5D curved glass IPS display with a 401ppi pixel density. Powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC, it comes with 3GB and 4GB of RAM, depending on the SKU.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4’s rear camera bears a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor equipped with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), an f/2.0 aperture, 77-degree wide angle lens, and dual-tone LED flash. The front camera sports a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with an 85-degree wide angle lens. Expandable storage is available on the Redmi Note 4 via a hybrid dual-SIM card configuration, supporting microSD cards (up 128GB).

As for connectivity, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 offers 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/g/b/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, Micro-USB, and Infrared. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass, and proximity sensor. Redmi Note 4 battery capacity is rated at 4100mAh battery, and the new Xiaomi iphone screen measures 151x76x8.35mm, and weighs 175 grams

Nokia, Xiaomi Announce Business Collaboration

Nokia and Xiaomi on Wednesday announced business collaboration agreement and a multi-year patent agreement which includes cross licensing for each company’s cellular standard essential patents. Under the new business agreement, Xiaomi also acquired patent assets from Nokia.

Nokia, Xiaomi Announce Business Collaboration, Multi-Year Patent DealThe Finnish firm, which focuses on telecommunication network equipment, will likely help its Chinese partner gain technological advancements, and help it with its operations in over 30 countries. Apart from iphone replacement screen business, the agreement will also benefit Xiaomi with its Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem which the Chinese company claims crossed over 60 million connected devices. Xiaomi claims that there are now over 8 million daily active connected devices on the Mi Ecosystem platform.

The new partnership between Xiaomi and Nokia will mean that the latter will offer network infrastructure equipment usually required by large Web providers and data centre operators. The partnership will also mean that both Nokia and Xiaomi will work together on optical transport solutions for data centre interconnect, IP routing based on Nokia’s newly announced FP4 network processor, and a data centre fabric solution.The agreement follows a partnership announced in February this year for Xiaomi’s ‘private cloud’ network

Both the companies will also be working on areas like Internet of Things, augmented and virtual reality (or AR and VR), and artificial intelligence (AI).

Commenting on the agreement, Rajeev Suri, President and CEO of Nokia said, “Xiaomi is one of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers and we are delighted to have reached an agreement with them. In addition to welcoming such a prominent global technology company to our family of patent licensees, we look forward to working together on a wide range of strategic projects.”

Lei Jun, Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi also commented on the partnership, saying, “Our collaboration with Nokia will enable us to tap on its leadership in building large, high performance networks and formidable strength in software and services, as we seek to create even more remarkable products and services that deliver the best user experience to our Mi fans worldwide.”

Separately, a report claims that Xiaomi may have got its first smartphone brand partner for its in-house SoC chipset dubbed Surge S1.

According to PhoneArena’s report, HMD Global and Xiaomi have signed a deal which will mean that a future Nokia smartphone will feature Surge S1 SoC. Unfortunately, there’s no word when we will get to see first iphone replacement featuring Xiaomi Surge S1 SoC.

It’s worth mentioning that the deal between HMD Global and Xiaomi is separate from the Nokia and Xiaomi partnership.