Xiaomi's Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime were the budget smartphones that they had launched previous year in India, and both helped boost the company's sale.
Vietnam is now the second market where this handset is available and while the launch shows that Xiaomi is open to releasing the Mi Mix outside China, it may take a while before it brings this handset to major markets across the globe.
The Redmi 4 Prime might launch as is (as the "Prime" moniker is already used on the previous phone) but with different specs.
As the Redmi Note 4 was only available for online purchase, those who do not have the online delivery option face another hurdle on top of everything else.
The fingerprint scanner on the back of the device is also comfortably placed, and does not require me to poke my finger around to find it without looking. Later on, the company even announced the Redmi 4X as a follow up smartphone in the Redmi 4 series of smartphones.
The Redmi 4, on the other hand, comes in two variants; the standard and the pro.
Launched previous year in China back in November, the Redmi 4A was released along with the Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Prime. The phone comes with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and a microSD card for expandable memory, though Xiaomi sticks with hybrid dual-SIM slots on its phones. The Chinese manufacturer has also dropped a hint on its Redmi twitter handle, indicating a Redmi device launch in exclusive partnership with Amazon India. Camera department of Redmi 4A comprises of a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5 MP front shooter.
The Redmi 4A will be a low-end offering with a price point of around ₹5,000 with a 5 inch HD display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor.
Coolpad Note 5 Lite runs on Android 6 Marshmallow with Cool 8 UI. There might also be a Prime version, with a ramped up processor and RAM capacity. Interested users can check the detailed list of all offline stores accepting pre-order for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 right here.
Coolpad has launched a new budget smartphone in India called Coolpad Note 5 Lite. Also expect them to be lighter. However, Xiaomi said that it would only sell the Mi Mix in China.