At an event in China, Xiaomi has launched its Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 smartphone alongside Redmi Note 2 Prime phone and MIUI 7. The Redmi Note 2 will be available in two variants- one with 3G support and other with 4G LTE support.
Specifications of all the three variants are identical except that the Redmi Note 2 Prime packs a higher clocked processor and houses 32GB of internal memory while the Redmi Note 2 comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage. It is unclear as of now whether the handsets will support microSD card for expandable storage or not. All the three handsets feature 5.5-inch full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution and run Android Lollipop operating system wrapped under MIUI 7.
The Redmi Note 2 is powered by a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The Redmi Note 2 Prime packs 2.2GHz octa-core Helio X10 processor. The handsets are backed up by a 3060mAh battery with quick charge feature. There is a 13 mega pixel rear camera with phase detection auto focus, f/2.2 and 5-element lens. The smartphones also come with a 5 mega pixel front facing camera with OmniVision. Connectivity options include 4G LTE/3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Infrared and Micro-USB. The devices measures 152x76x8.25mm and weigh 160 grams.
Features and Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
- Processor (Redmi Note 2): 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10
- Processor (Redmi Note 2 Prime): 2.2GHz octa-core Helio X10
- Operating System: Android Lollipop with MIUI 7
- Display: 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels resolution)
- RAM: 2GB
- ROM (Redmi Note 2): 16GB
- ROM (Redmi Note 2 Prime): 32GB
- Rear Camera: 13 mega pixel with phase detection auto focus, f/2.2 and 5-element lens
- Front Camera: 5 mega pixel with OmniVision
- Battery: 3060mAh
- Connectivity: TD-LTE
- Dimensions: 152x76x8.25 mm
- Weight: 160 grams
Price and Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is 2 priced at CNY 899 (Rs 9,000 approximately or US $205) while the Redmi Note 2 Prime is priced at CNY 999 (Rs 10,000 approximately). The 3G variant of Redmi Note 2 will be available for CNY 799 (approximately Rs. 8,000).
You can buy them globally from Gearbest here.
There is no word on pricing and availability of the handsets in the markets outside China. We expect Xiaomi to make an official announcement about the same at Global MIUI 7 launch event on August 19, 2015 which is scheduled in New Delhi, India.