New Delhi: Xiaomi's Redmi Note 3, which so far has been available to buy only under flash sales, will now go on open sale on April 27. In other words, users will be able to buy the Redmi Note 3 on April 27 without having to pre-register for it.
The company announced the April 27 open sale in a tweet, that said, "More #RedmiNote3 stocked, no registrations required for next sale! Get it 27 April, at 2 PM."
While the phone comes in two variants - 16 GB (with 2 GB RAM) for Rs 9,999 and 32 GB (with 3 GB RAM) for Rs 11,999, users have been facing a tough time in buying the 32 GB model. During previous flash sales, while some prospective buyers couldn't even find the 32 GB variant listed, others said that they couldn't add the 32 GB variant to their carts.
It is yet to be seen if there would be enough 32 GB variants available during the open sale on April 27. Xiaomi India head Manu Jain, however, on Thursday, in a tweet assured that there would be enough 32 GB variants on sale next week. "Dear Mi Fans: next week's #RedmiNote3 sale will have significant quantity of both 3+32 n 2+16 variants," he tweeted.
We reached out to Manu Jain asking him to explain as to why users were facing issues ordering the 32 GB model of the Redmi Noe 3, and we are still awaiting a response from him.
The Redmi Note 3, which happens to be the company's first phone with a fingerprint sensor, was introduced in India early March. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor (two 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A72 + four 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A53).
Other key specifications of the phone include a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080 x 1920) IPS display, 16 megapixel f/2.0 rear camera with two-tone dual-LED flash, and a 5 megapixel f/2.0 front camera.
The 4G-enabled dual-SIM phone features a hybrid dual-SIM tray, which means you can either use two SIM cards at once or one SIM or a microSD card.
The Redmi Note 3 also includes an infrared blaster, which means that it can also be used as an universal remote control.