It has been a while since Xiaomi announced a mobile in India. Xiaomi has a huge fan base in India. Xiaomi launched the Redmi 3 and Mi Pad a few weeks earlier and it was announced only in China. The Mi Note and Mi Note pro were launched a while ago and there are no signs of their availability in India. The recently launched Redmi Note 2 also may not make it to India because of legal issues. While the Indian fan base is eagerly waiting for these devices to be available, Xiaomi today announced the Redmi Note Prime.
The Redmi Note Prime is an upgrade to the exisiting Redmi Note 4G in India. The Note Prime is second mobile that will be “Made in India” after Redmi 2 Prime. The Note 4G may not be along the likes of Mi Note or Redmi 3 that we are eagerly expecting. For those who are looking to buy a decent 4G device at an affordable price point, the Redmi Note is a good choice. But it has been a while since the mobile was made available in India and the Redmi Note Prime refreshed the Redmi Note in India. It is priced at Rs 8499 and will be available through Amazon and Mi.com website on open sale, till stocks last.
The Redmi Note Prime has dual SIM slots, 2GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a better processor Snapdragon 415, compared to the Note 4G. Rest of the specs are all the same and you can compare it below.
|Redmi Note 4G||Redmi Note Prime|
|Dimensions||154 x 78.7 x 9.5 mm (6.06 x 3.10 x 0.37 in)||154 x 78.7 x 9.4 mm (6.06 x 3.10 x 0.37 in)|
|Weight||185 g||185 g|
|Display||5.5 inches IPS LCD 720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi)||5.5 inches IPS LCD 720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi)|
|OS||Android OS v4.4.2||Android OS, v4.4.4|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400||Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7||Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53|
|GPU||Adreno 305||Adreno 306|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 64 GB||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|Internal||8 GB, 2 GB RAM||16 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|Primary||13 MP, autofocus, LED flash||13 MP, f/2.2, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash|
|Secondary||5 MP, 720p||5 MP, 720p|
|Battery||Li-Po 3100 mAh battery||Li-Po 3100 mAh battery|