Welcome back to our weekly roundup of the news you can use from the world of tech. After launching last week, the Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, and also the Mi TV 4 all went on sale this week, on Thursday. According to Xiaomi, it sold over 300,000 units of the phones in less than 3 minutes. The Mi TV 4 clearly arrived in smaller quantities, as the 55-inch television, priced at Rs. 39,999, apparently sold out in less than 10 seconds.
The next sale for the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro will take place on February 28. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is priced in India at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM model. The Redmi Note 5 Pro bears a price tag of Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM variant and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM variant. The Note 5 uses the Snapdragon 625 SoC, while the Note 5 Pro comes with the more powerful Snapdragon 636 SoC.
The Mi TV 4 will go on sale again on February 27. It's going to be available via Mi.com, Flipkart, and Mi Home stores. The Mi TV isn't just a decent panel at a reasonable price. The Chinese company has worked closely with Bengaluru-based Sensara to bring a version of the Mi TV's PatchWall UI to India. It is compatible with most set top boxes in India, and you can use the Mi TV remote to search for both on-demand content from the Internet, and live TV via your set top box, all through the PatchWall UI.