Chinese electronics company, Xiaomi, in a surprise move has launched the Redmi Note Prime, while fans were expecting the Redmi Note 2 Prime to launch.
The disappointment is however short-lived as the Redmi Note Prime packs excellent features which many will find agreeable for its price tag.
The Redmi Note Prime boasts of a 5.5-inch HD screen and a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution with IPS feature. The handset weighs 185g and measures 154 x78.7 x9.4mm.
Powered by a Snapdragon 410 SoC with quad-core 1.2GHz CPU the Redmi Note Prime offers its users a good multitasking experience as its 1.2 GHz processor speed is further backed by a 2GB RAM.
The Redmi Note Prime unlike most handset comes with a powerful 3, 100mAh battery which only needs to be charged once per day, that’s if one is to use it moderately. The handset also comes with an inbuilt memory of 16GB which can be further expanded via a microSD slot.
The Redmi Note Prime sports a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera is available for making video calls and taking selfies.
The handset supports dual SIM feature and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System which is layered by MIUI 7.
“With the launch of Redmi Note Prime, we are glad to provide our Mi Fans an opportunity to upgrade to an, even more, powerful smartphone with an expanded memory and dual-SIM capabilities,”
Manu Jain, Head of Xiaomi India said.
“The 3100mAh high-capacity battery, coupled with MIUI optimizations, has enabled Redmi Note Prime to achieve the most impressive battery performance yet. Local manufacturing shows Xiaomi’s commitment to being a part of the fabric of India and we are truly excited to roll out our second ‘Made in India’ offering for our Mi fans,”
Amazon India is currently conducting exclusive sales of the handset, priced at INR 8,499 (around 26,000 Naira).