Xiaomi has once again tasted success in India with its first flash sale for the Redmi Note 4G, seeing 40,000 units of the smartphone go out of stock on Flipkart within six seconds of becoming available.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G went on its first flash sale at 2pm IST on Tuesday via Flipkart, and was priced at Rs. 9,999. Shortly after the sale ended, Xiaomi India Head Manu Kumar Jain announced on Twitter just how quickly the smartphones went out of stock.announced that the next sale for the Redmi Note 4G is set for January 6, and that registrations will begin on Tuesday at 6pm IST.
The Chinese handset brand last week had announced the availability of the Redmi Note 4G for the Indian market. Xiaomi has been lately struggling in India as it was temporarily banned from selling handsets in India as they are alleged to infringe on Ericsson's patents. The company finally scored a reprieve by being allowed to sell its Qualcomm-based handsets in the country.
The Redmi Note 4G, unlike the Redmi Note, will be also available in Airtel stores in six cities which are yet to be named by the company. Customers will have to register separately to buy a Redmi Note 4G from Airtel stores.
Featuring single-SIM support, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS with MIUI v5 skin on top. During the launch in India, Xiaomi had indicated that updates to Android 5 Lollipop will be available in the future, but provided no time frame.
The smartphone is powered by a quad-core 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU coupled with 2GB of RAM. Other specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G are similar to the Redmi Note (3G), which includes a 5.5-inch 720x1280-pixel IPS LCD display; a 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash; a 5-megapixel front-facing camera; 8GB built-in storage with microSD card expansion (up to 64GB), and a 3,100mAh battery with support for fast charging.