The Chinese company in a press note confirms that the Redmi Note Prime is the second 'Made in India' smartphone after the Redmi 2 Prime, which was launched in August this year. Much like the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime, the Redmi Note Prime will be manufactured in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, in partnership with Foxconn. At this price point, Xiaomi's new Redmi Note Prime will be up against the popular Lenovo K3 Note.
(Also see: Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime vs. Lenovo K3 Note)
The Redmi Note Prime runs Android 4.4 KitKat-based MIUI 7. It is a dual-SIM supporting smartphone that features a 5.5-inch IPS display with a HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution. The handset is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clubbed with 2GB LPDDR3 of RAM.
The smartphone includes 16GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB). The handset sports a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The handset is backed by a 3100mAh battery.
Connectivity options of the Redmi Note Prime include GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot functionality, Bluetooth v4.0, FM radio, Micro-USB 2.0, USB-OTG and GPS/ A-GPS. It measures 154x78.7x9.4mm and weighs 185 grams.
Commenting on the launch, Manu Jain, India Head, Xiaomi said, "With the launch of Redmi Note Prime, we are glad to provide our Mi Fans an opportunity to upgrade to an even more powerful smartphone with an expanded memory and dual-SIM capabilities. The 3100mAh high-capacity battery, coupled with MIUI optimisations, has enabled Redmi Note Prime to achieve the most impressive battery performance yet. Local manufacturing shows Xiaomi's commitment to being a part of fabric of India and we are truly excited to roll out our second 'Made in India' offering for our Mi fans."