Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Specs, Price, Release Date, And Features
There are no two ways about the fact that Xiaomi has been a pioneer in the mid and low level price range. In the Indian market at least, Xiaomi has completely broken all previous norms for phone pricing, basically nullified the influence of traditional OEMs like Samsung, Sony and HTC in the pre-20k market, and paved the way for brands like Asus, YU, and OnePlus to join the party.
An important part of Xiaomi’s first thrust was the RedMi Note. With 2GB of RAM, a 720p screen, and a Snapdragon 410 for under Rs. 10k, the phone sold like hot cakes. In fact, it used the flash sale model for much of its early life, and was almost impossible to get.
Now the time for product line refreshes is here, and after the launch of the RedMi 2 earlier this year, Xiaomi looks all set to launch the RedMi Note 2 in India.
The RedMi Note 2 features the same 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen as its predecessor, but manages to bump up the resolution to 1920×1080 this time around, which is incredibly impressive. What’s even more impressive is that despite this, they’ve managed to make the phone thinner and feel lighter. The phone packs a MediaTek Helio X10 under the hood, clocked at either 2Ghz or 2.2Ghz across two variants, and a PowerVR G6200 GPU It’s a much faster processor than the original RedMi Note had, and is MediaTek’s new flagship often compared with the Snapdragon 810.
The phone also has a 3060mAh battery, which is quite good for the price range, should handle the provided hardware very well. It comes with a 13MP camera with an LED flash and autofocus, while also featuring a 5MP front camera. It ships with MIUI 6 based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, but we should see an update to MIUI 7 very soon. Also Read – Elephone Vowney
Xiaomi hasn’t released concrete details about the RedMi Note 2’s Indian pricing yet, but going by previous trends we can safely assume the price to be somewhere around Rs. 10,000.
The Indian launch details for the RedMi Note 2 are not yet known, as Xiaomi is currently banned from selling phones with a MediaTek processor in India, pending a court case. They should, however, resolve that soon, or launch a second variant of the RedMi Note 2 with a Snapdragon 615 SoC. In any case, watch this space for the latest updates.