When Xiaomi officially unveiled the Redmi Note 2, many were surprised at how well-equipped the affordable device is. While Xiaomi Malaysia has been quiet about any new products lately, the Redmi Note 2 could be arriving in Malaysia very soon.
On SIRIM, Xiaomi Malaysia has registered a new device with the model number “2015051.” A quick Google search led us to none other than the Redmi Note 2. Other than that, our sources also indicate that a local launch for the device may be happening in the coming weeks.
Specification-wise, the Redmi Note 2 is packed with hardware that are well above its asking price. Retailing from 799 Chinese yuan (about RM535), the Redmi Note 2 has a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, a MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and a generous 3,060 mAh battery. In the camera department, the Redmi Note 2 has a 13MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and a 5MP front-facing shooter.
On the other hand, its predecessor, the Redmi Note 4G (which is currently priced at RM625), only offers a 5.5-inch 720p IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable internal storage, a 3,100mAh battery, as well as 13MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras. If the Redmi Note 2 is similarly priced once it arrives in Malaysia, it will be a very notable upgrade.
Based on the SIRIM certification, it is not clear which of the three variants of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 will be brought in to Malaysia. Hopefully, we’ll hear from Xiaomi Malaysia soon regarding its latest affordable smartphone, especially on its retail price here.