Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note Prime in India. The second device from the vendor to be locally manufactured in the country, this year's offering is similar to the original Redmi Note, with a slight bump in the specs.
Xiaomi can't offer MediaTek-based hardware in India as its litigation with Ericsson is still ongoing, and as such we're yet to see the likes of the Redmi Note 3 make their way to the country. What we get instead is a device that's identical in design to the now-aging Redmi Note running Android 4.4 KitKat.
|Category||Redmi Note Prime||Redmi Note 4G (2014)|
|OS||MIUI 7 with Android 4.4 KitKat||MIUI 7 with Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Display||5.5-inch 720p||5.5-inch 720p|
|SoC||Snapdragon 410, 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A53 CPU, Adreno 306 GPU||Snapdragon 400, 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex A7 CPU, Adreno 305 GPU|
|Storage||16GB with microSD slot up to 32GB||8GB with microSD slot up to 64GB|
|Camera||13MP with f/2.2 lens, 5MP front||13MP with f/2.2 lens, 5MP front|
|Connectivity||LTE (Band 3, Band 40)||LTE (Band 3, Band 40)|
|Dimensions||154 x 78.7 x 9.45 mm||154 x 78.7 x 9.45 mm|
For those interested, the Redmi Note Prime will be available on Amazon India as well as Xiaomi's online storefront Mi.com from 10AM IST on December 15 for ₹8,499 ($130). Given the iterative upgrade, it is a better bet to go with the likes of the Lenovo K3 Note, which offers a Full HD display and an octa-core MediaTek MT6752 SoC for ₹9,999 ($150).