Redmi Note 4 Black coming to India on Mar 1

Xiaomi has announced that the sought-after black-color version of its successful Redmi Note 4 smartphone will be sold in India for the first time on March 1.

The non-availability of the black variant has been a big grouse with Xiaomi fans in India.

The Note 4 was started selling in India a month ago, and has sold hundreds of thousands of units under the weeekly flash sales conducted by the company.

At the first flash sale for the model on Jan 24, the model set a record in India by selling 2.5 lakh units at one go.

However, so far, only the dark grey and the gold color variants were being sold.

The phone, priced at Rs 12,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant, is arguably the most value for money phone in the market today. There is also a Rs 10,999 variant with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The phone, which is already a runaway hit, comes with the latest Snapdragon 625 chipset.

The Note 4 is only the second phone to come with the 14 nm chipset in Indi

a. Besides having more advanced 4G LTE capabilities such as carrier aggregation, the chipset also is a big battery saver.

Despite coming with practically the same battery, the Note4 lasts 25% more per charge compared to with last year’s Redmi Note 3, the company claimed. Compared with the iPhone 7, it lasts 70% longer because of the more efficient chipset and the bigger, 4.1 Ah battery.

In addition, Xiaomi has installed a bigger sensor on its back camera — with 25% more area — that should deal with all the camera-related problems faced by Note buyers last year.