Xiaomi has announced Redmi Note, the successor of the Redmi / Red Rice smartphone in China. It was confirmed earlier this week and comes with a 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display based on OGS technology and 178-degree wide viewing angle, powered by a 1.4 GHz / 1.7 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mali 450 GPU and runs on MIUI v5 based on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with 28mm lens with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
It comes with dual SIM support with TD-SCDMA on one slot and GSM on other slot. WCDMA variant is also expected soon for the international markets.
Xiaomi Redmi Note specifications
- 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display
- 1.4 GHz / 1.7 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mali 450 GPU
- MIUI v5 on top of Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Dual SIM (TD-SCDMA and GSM)
- 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording
- 5MP front-facing camera
- 1GB / 2GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, micro SD card up to 32GB
- 3G (TD-SCDMA), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- 3200 mAh battery
The Xiaomi Redmi Note comes in a range of colors and is priced at 799 Chinese Yuan / $129 (Rs. 7860 approx) for the 1.4 GHz variant with 1GB RAM. The 1.7 GHz variant with 2GB RAM costs 999 Chinese Yuan / $159 (Rs. 9830 approx.). It is available for pre-order in China from Qzone starting today and would go on sale in the Chinese markets starting from March 26th. It would be available in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore in May followed by other markets thereafter.