Xiaomi has finally taken the curtains off the much-rumoured Redmi Note 2. The mid-range device has been upgraded with more powerful specs, and as with previous Redmi smartphones, it has a pretty affordable price tag starting from 799 Yuan – that’s about RM501.
First up, the Redmi Note 2 is available in three versions – 3G/4G 16GB Redmi Note 2, or 4G 32GB Redmi Note Prime. Apart from the storage, both devices are identical in terms of specifications. They feature a 5.5” Full HD display, and are powered by a MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core 64-bit processor paired with 2GB of RAM.
There is a 13MP Samsung/OV rear camera that uses Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), with an ultra-fast focus speed of only 0.1 seconds. The front on the other hand, has a 5MP shooter on board. Other specs include 3060mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0, dual SIM, and runs on Android 5.0 out of the box with the newly announced MIUI 7 interface.
The Redmi Note 2 is available in five colours – white, black, pink, brown and light blue, and is available for 799 Yuan, about RM501 (Redmi Note 2 TDD LTE + TD SCDMA), 899 Yuan, about RM564 (Redmi Note 2 TDD LTE + FDD LTE), and 999 Yuan, about RM626 (Redmi Note Prime with 32GB storage).
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