The 64GB variant of Xiaomi Mi 4 now available in India at the price of Rs. 23,999, exclusively on Flipkart. Whereas the 16GB variant is already up on sale for 19,999 from last couple of days. The chinese smartphone maker is known for its online flash sales, but this time Mi 4 is on open sale and anyone can buy it right now through Flipkart.
Xiaomi, which is famous for its online flash sales that goes out of stock in minutes, if not seconds, didn’t disclose any information regarding the number of units, which they are going to avail on the sale. Whereas, the 16GB Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone is already sold without registrations and flash sale.[ps_prices]
The company has decided to shelter its ‘online-only’ image and collaborated with the retail chain “The Mobile Store” to sell selected Mi smartphones.
According to The Economic Times report, Xiaomi Mi 4 and Redmi Note 4G will be available through Flipkart and The Mobile Store. The first run will include 55 stores in Delhi and NCR – priced at Rs. 19,999 for 16GB and Rs. 23,999 for 64GB Xiaomi Mi 4. Whereas, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G will go on sale for Rs. 9,999.
The head of India operations at Xiaomi – Manu Jain said, “This will be the first time that we’re getting into offline trade in India. In China, about 20-30% of total sales through come from telecom operator’s stores while the rest comes from our online store – Mi.com.”
According to the reports, The Mobile Store outlets will also work as service centers for the Xiaomi phones. So far, the company had been retailing its device only via its exclusive India partner, Flipkart. However, earlier this month Xiaomi started selling its accessories on its official website, mi.com/in.
With the recent moves, it openly shows that Xiaomi looks ahead to enlarge its lineup in India; it is also seeking to partner with different distribution networks.[ps_prices]
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G sports a 5.5 Inch HD IPS Display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 1.6GHz Quad-core processor, runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, 5MP front camera and a 13 MP rear snapper. The Redmi 4G comes with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and is priced at Rs 9,999.
Whereas, the Xiaomi Mi 4 sports a 5-inch full HD display with Corning Concore Glass, and operates on Android 4.4.4 KitKat (with MIUI v6.0). It is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 series Quad-core CPU, 13MP rear and 8MP front cameras, 3GB of RAM, 16GB built-in storage and 3,080mAh Li-ion battery. The handset is priced at Rs 19,999 (16GB) and Rs. 23,999 for 64GB variant.