Xiaomi on its Facebook page today revealed that they are launching the new smartphone in India on Tuesday 15-December-2015.
It is not the Redmi Note 2 Prime, which was launched in China but a toned down Indian version.
Xiaomi has unveiled the smartphone on Facebook as well on its website. The new Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime is priced at Rs. 8499
Fans are disappointed to find out that the new smartphone is not the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Prime.
Fans have expressed their disappointment on the Xiaomi facebook page and have urged the company to launch the more powerful Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Prime in India.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note which is launched in India is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor which is a starting range mobile processor. The processor is clocked at 1.2 Ghz and comes with Adreno 306 GPU.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Prime is powered by the Helio X10 MediaTek Octa-core processor which is a high-end processor powering smartphones like the HTC One M9.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime (India Version) is no match of for the Chinese Redmi Note 2.
The smartphone has a 5.5-inch display with HD resolution (1280*720) with 267 PPI.
Design wise it looks similar to the Xiaomi Mi4i with a plastic body, does not give the premium feel of Mi4.
The smartphone has 2 GB RAM, essential for mulit-tasking and playing games.
There are some of the smartphones which recently were launched by competition and had 3 GB Ram like Coolpad Note 3, Intex Swift Cloud and Lava IRIS X10.
The Redmi Note Prime has 16 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded to 32 GB using a micro-sd card.
Camera – The smartphone comes with 13 Megapixel camera at the back with f/2.2 aperture and five element lens with fast focus and led flash. As per Xiaomi, the camera can focus for 0.1 seconds.
The front camera comes with a five-megapixel camera, with beautify mode.
The smartphone runs on the legacy Android KitKat OS along with the custom MIUI 7.0 which bring many enhancements like improved gallery app and extended battery life compared to the MIUI 6.0.
See Also – 10 Best Features you Will Love in MIUI 7.0.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime comes with a large battery capacity of 3100 mAH, which is more than sufficient to last all day long.
The smartphone measures 9.45 mm while the older Note had a 9.5 mm thickness. The smartphone weighs 182 grams which is heavy considering the 5.5-inch display size and not very large capacity battery.
For the price of Rs. 8499 it is an okay deal, misses on the Android Lollipop and the Full HD Display, even has a mediocre processor by Xiaomi’s standards. While fans expected the exotic Xioami Redmi Note 2 to launch in India, they may have to contend with Redmi Note Prime.
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