The entire week is all about Chinese vendor Xiaomi. After teasing a new smartphone launch on Monday, the company today revealed that they will be selling the much popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in the offline market as well.
Xiaomi some days ago also announced that the Redmi Note 4 is the fastest selling smartphone in India and the firm has already sold one million units in just 45 days from the release date, and that tells the entire story. The company’s decision to sell the Redmi Note 4 offline will further boost the phone sales as well. However, the pricing of the phone is different, though. The offline Redmi Note 4 will be sold in the only variant- 2GB+32GB storage variant and that costs Rs. 11,499. The same variant of the Note 4 costs Rs. 9,999 in Flipkart and mi.com. So, the increased price will be due to several regulatory issues.
Xiaomi India said that the phone would be available for pre-booking in several offline stores such as Sangeetha, Big C, LOT Mobiles, etc. from March 16 to March 21. The phone will be sold on March 22 and users have to pay an amount of Rs. 1000 as pre-booking amount.
Commenting on the announcement, Vipin Raina, Head – Offline Sales, Xiaomi India said: We spent 2016 building strong operations in our offline distribution and paving the way to bring innovation in our offline model. We started this with our direct to retail model, and with the introduction of pre-order, we are extending our innovation to everyone.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is the successor to last year’s popular Redmi Note 3 and comes with specifications such as 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 625 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, and a 4100mAh battery.