It looks like Xiaomi is all geared up to boost its retail presence in India with wider availability in physical retail stores.According to sources, the Chinese giant is in talks with leading distributor Redington to expand its offline retail presence.
Earlier, Mumbai-based mobile phone retailer Mahesh Telecom posted on social media networks that Xiaomi phones will be soon available offline. He also posted the offline store pricing of the phones, informing that the Redmi 2 will retail at Rs 5,999, Mi 4 at Rs 14,999, Mi 4i at Rs 12,99 and Mi Pad tablet at Rs 12,999.
Xiaomi had earlier tied-up with smartphone retail chain The Mobile Store to sell select models of its phones offline. The company also sells some 4G-enabled models through Airtel outlets.
Xiaomi is hosting an event at Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on August 10, where it is expected to unveil the Redmi 2 Prime, an updated version of the Redmi 2 that comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Other specifications are same as that of the Redmi 2. The phone’s pricing is expected to be similar to the Redmi 2’s launch price. The phone was briefly listed on Amazon India today.
- 4.7-inch IPS HD capacitive touchscreen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
- 8MP primary camera with omnivision image sensor and 2MP front facing camera
- Adreno 306 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory expandable up to 32GB and dual SIM (GSM+GSM)
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Android 4.4 (KitKat) with MIUI 6, 4G LTE with support for TD-LTE 2300MHz (Band 40) and FDD-LTE 1800MHz (Band 3) for India and a 2200mAh battery.