Five million Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 handsets have been sold in India this year

Xiaomi has sold 5 million units of the Redmi Note 4 in India

Xiaomi has sold 5 million units of the Redmi Note 4 in India

India happens to be the second largest smartphone market in the world, grabbing that title from the U.S. last year. But most major handset manufacturers can not afford to applaud this fact, mostly because of the economics involved. For 2013, the latest data available, India's per capita income was $1,570 which placed the country 112th out of 164 as measured by the World Bank. Obviously, that doesn't leave much money for consumers to purchase flagship and high-end smartphones.

However, the environment is perfect for a value-type producer such as China's Xiaomi. This past week, the company revealed that it has sold five million units of its Redmi Note 4 in India in 2017. The phone was launched in January and has become the most shipped handset in the country, managing a 7.2% share. Specs wise, the Redmi Note 4 features a 5.5-inch LCD display with a 1080 x 1920 (FHD) resolution. The Snapdragon 625 chipset powers the device, which includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. The combination of the Snapdragon 625 and a 4100mAh battery should keep owners from worrying about finding an outlet for a late afternoon pick-me-up.

Instead of a retail sales campaign, Xiaomi has relied on weekly flash sales to help sell the Redmi Note 4. While Apple is now looking to India to make up for flagging sales in China, the Apple iPhone 7  and Apple iPhone 7 Plus are just too expensive for the market. As a result, Apple started building in India its lower priced 4-inch retro model, the Apple iPhone SE. The second-gen version of the iPhone SE is expected to debut in India during the first quarter of 2018.

To celebrate the achievement of selling 5 million units of the Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi produced a mosaic made of rice. The mosaic (which you can find in the slideshow) will feed 5 million needy people in India and Pakistan. It is nice to see Xiaomi giving back to the people in a market that has become dependent on the manufacturer's ability to sell $2 of value for $1, and have enough profit left over to survive.


source: TechRadar

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Redmi Note 4
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh

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9 Comments

1. mahima

Posts: 720; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Redmi Note 4 is the best mid-range device except for camera enthusiasts but only few outdo them in the price range anyway and why bringing up many iPhone related links in this article?

2. mahima

Posts: 720; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Redmi Note 4 is the best mid-range device except for camera enthusiasts but only few outdo them in the price range anyway and why bringing up many iPhone related links in this article?

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"To celebrate the achievement of selling 5 million units of the Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi produced a mosaic made of rice. The mosaic (which you can find in the slideshow) will feed 5 million needy people in India and Pakistan" Great gesture from Xiaomi. What a noble way to celebrate!

9. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

After celebrate the rice can collect back, wash and cook, Westerners like you don't understand so stop comment it makes you an idiot

4. smajilya

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

Xiaomi and Huawei are most promising brand for masses in India. Their phones are so advanced than other big brands. Well done Xiaomi.

5. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1238; Member since: May 01, 2017

Exactly how are they more advanced that the bigger brands lack?

7. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

i think he meant price-wise the mobiles are advanced than big brands which is so true... lg recently launched q6 at price slightly more than 4gb/64gb varient of Redmi note 4 .... the similar thing can be seen at every price point here...

6. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Redmi Note 4X or Honor 6X

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"a mosaic made of rice" I've seen white, red, brown, and black rice.. But, is that yellow and green rice? I've never seen or even heard them before, lol.. (Funfact: Redmi means red rice)

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