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    • In a first, Redmi Note 4G priced at Rs. 9,999/- will be sold online and at Airtel stores in six cities
    • Mi India also launches a dual SIM 3G variant of Redmi Note for Rs. 8,999/-
     
    New Delhi, November 24, 2014 - Mi India, one of India’s fastest growing mobile Internet companies, announced today the launch of its 5.5-inch smartphone, Redmi Note, which comes in a 4G version and a dual SIM 3G variant.
     
    Redmi Note 4G is Mi India’s very first 4G device, tailored specifically to India’s 4G network. It is being launched in partnership with Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecom services provider. As part of the Airtel partnership, Redmi Note 4G will retail at select Airtel stores in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai.
     
    Both the 3G and 4G versions of Redmi Note will also be sold through Mi India’s e-commerce partner, Flipkart, at the link www.flipkart.com/Mi.
     
    The launch of the 5.5-inch Redmi Note is another step of Mi India’s commitment to Mi fans in India. It offers unparalleled performance with a larger screen at an unbelievably affordable price of Rs. 8,999/-. The 4G device, which will retail for Rs. 9,999/-, is a dual band LTE phone which will work on both TDD-2300 MHz and FDD-1800 Mhz 4G frequency bands.
     
    Registration for the 3G version of Redmi Note will begin on Flipkart on November 25, 2014 at 6pm, with the sale starting at 2pm on December 2, 2014.
     
    Redmi Note 4G will be available in Airtel stores by end-December. Customers will need to register online before visiting Airtel stores to purchase the device. Registration will start mid-December on www.airtel.in/mi , with more details coming soon.
     
    Manu Jain, Operations Head of Mi India said, “We are very excited to be launching the much awaited Redmi Note in two flavours, which gives our fans the opportunity to choose the device best suited to their needs. With Airtel as our partner for Mi India’s first 4G device, we are committed to providing the best Internet experience with faster speeds. Our fans will also have easier access to our products from Airtel’s flagship stores.”
     
    Hugo Barra, Vice President of Xiaomi Global said, “The support from Indian fans has been our greatest driving force to deliver the best products ever in India. Redmi Note builds upon Mi India’s promise to bring in high-quality devices that provide an excellent user experience. We also built Redmi Note 4G especially for India’s 4G network. With its long-lasting battery life and a large 5.5-inch screen among many other outstanding features, all for an amazing price, I believe Redmi Note will keep the momentum going in India.”
     
    Srini Gopalan, Director – Consumer Business, Bharti Airtel said, “We always strive to offer the best user experience to our customers - be it innovative offerings, robust network, superior customer service et al. The partnership with Xiaomi will enable our customers to easily access the high quality yet affordable 4G Redmi Note at our stores. While customers in our 4G cities can start enjoying 4G services on our superior network with the Redmi Note, customers in the other cities can be ready to upgrade to 4G as and when we launch in these markets.”
     
    All Redmi Note devices will be supported by over 35 Mi India service centres across the country, including exclusive Mi service centres in Delhi, Bangalore and Kochi to ensure a robust after-sales service and a hassle-free customer experience.
     
    Redmi Note 4G specifications:
     
    • 5.5” HD IPS display
    • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    • 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 processor
    • 3100 mAh lithium-polymer battery
    • 2GB RAM, 8GB internal flash memory with external microSD slot that supports up to 64GB
    • Single SIM with 4G support (Dual band support on both TDD-2300 MHz & FDD-1800 MHz)
    • 13MP rear camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture that supports 1080p video recording, and a 5MP front camera
     
    Redmi Note specifications:
     
    • 5.5” HD IPS display
    • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    • 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor
    • 3100 mAh lithium-polymer battery
    • 2GB RAM, 8GB internal flash memory with external microSD slot that supports up to 32GB
    • Dual SIM - WCDMA slot for 3G data and GSM slot for 2G
    • 13MP rear camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture that supports 1080p video recording, and a 5MP front camera
     
    About Xiaomi
     
    Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, who believed that high-quality technology doesn't need to cost a fortune. At Xiaomi, we've brought together smart people from Microsoft, Google, Kingsoft, Motorola, Yahoo and other IT companies from around the world to bring that vision to life.
     
    We create remarkable hardware, software, and Internet services for and with the help of our Mi fans. We incorporate their feedback into our product range, which includes the Mi 3, Redmi 1S, Mi TV, Mi Box and other accessories. We sell direct to customers to keep our prices competitive.
     
    All further information about the launch, including price, date of sale and our customer support phone number, will be shared on the Mi India Facebook page.
     
    For images of Redmi Note and Redmi Note 4G, visit here: http://www.mi.com/en/mediakit
     
    About Bharti Airtel
     
    Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 305 million customers across its operations at the end of October 2014. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com.
     
    About Flipkart
     
    Launched in October 2007, Flipkart.com started off as an online bookstore. Today, we are India’s leading e-commerce marketplace offering over 15 million products cross 70+ categories including Books, Media, Consumer Electronics and Lifestyle.We are known for our path-breaking services like Cash on Delivery, and a 30-day replacement policy. We are the only online player offering services like In-a-Day Guarantee (50 cities) and Same-Day-Guarantee (13 cities) at scale. Our annual subscription service, Flipkart First, is the first of its kind in the country.We are the preferred online marketplace for several leading brands such as Motorola; Xerox; HP; Sony; Intel; Microsoft; Oracle; Phillips; Kenneth Cole. We are exclusive partners for local artisans and manufacturers – having tied up with the likes of FISME and NCDPD. Flipkart, currently 13000 people strong, has 18 million registered users clocking over 3.5 million daily visits. Our technology has enabled us to deliver 5 million shipments per month – and this number’s only growing.