Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Redmi Note 5 in India on the 14th February 2018. The Redmi Note 5 retails at a price of Rs 9,999 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro starts at Rs 13,999. Up until now, these devices were exclusively available online via Flipkart and Mi.com through flash sales.
It appears that the devices will be available across India in offline retail stores from the 6th of March. However, do note that the smartphones will be priced Rs 500 extra compared to the online pricing. However, there is no official word from Xiaomi regarding this latest development.
The Redmi Note 5 with 3GB RAM will be available for Rs 10,499 instead of Rs 9,999 and the 4GB [...]
In November, Xiaomi launched the ‘Desh ka Smartphone’, Redmi 5A in India at a price of Rs. 4999 and Rs. 6999. At the time o its launch, the device was a Flipkart exclusive and the company announced its plans of expanding the phone’s sales to the offline market as well. A new report cites that the 3GB RAM variant of the Redmi 5A, which retails for Rs. 6999 on Flipkart is available at a price of Rs. 7499 via offline retailers.
The Redmi 5A isn’t a huge upgrade over its predecessor, the Redmi 4A. The Redmi 5A has a 5 inch LCD display with a 1280 x 720 px resolution.
Just like the Redmi 4A, the new smartphone is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 [...]
Xiaomi usually sells its devices online, directly to their consumers via online market places and hence save a lot on marketing expenses. However, the Chinese smartphone company has now decided to start selling via offline stores in India.
“We are experimenting with a new sales channel and getting into general trade to increase our reach and to make our products available more easily,” Jain said.
The company had previously entered a partnership with Flipkart and then eventually launched its own online portal – Mi.com. But now, with offline stores in India, it is eying a bigger share in the smartphone [...]