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Teasers confirm 5.5 inch Xiaomi Red Rice Note phone to be unveiled Sunday

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Teasers confirm 5.5 inch Xiaomi Red Rice Note phone to be unveiled Sunday
On Thursday, we told you that an apparent sequel to the Xiaomi Redmi (aka Red Rice) had been spotted receiving TENNA certification in China. TENNA is China's equivalent to the FCC in the states. Now, a trio of teasers produced by Xiaomi reveal that the Chinese manufacturer will be unveiling the new device on Sunday.

The TENNA certification indicates that the new Xiaomi Redmi model will be called the Redmi Note and feature a 5.5 inch screen with 720 x 1280 resolution. The certification leads us to expect two models. One will have an octa-core 1.4GHz processor, and the other features an octa-core 1.7GHz CPU. Both variants could end up sporting the MT6592 true octa-core chip from MediaTek.

Xiaomi shook up the Chinese market last year by offering the Hongmi (aka Red Rice) for a price of $130 USD. For that price, buyers received a device offering a 4.7 inch glass with a MediaTek quad-core CPU driving the phone, and 1GB of RAM inside. As you might expect, at that price, the phone became quite popular. Last month, an international version called the Xiaomi Redmi was introduced in Singapore, where it got off to a great start.

If the teasers released by Xiaomi are on track, by this time tomorrow we should have more information about the Xiaomi Redmi Note


Thanks for the tip, Alfred!

source: TechOrz.com (translated) via Engadget

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posted on 15 Mar 2014, 19:50 3

1. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


No offense, and no racism but the name of the phone strongly reinforces the fact that it was made in China. Just saying.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 20:00 1

2. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Tizen you just can't say no offense and say something offensive! Kidding

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 20:42 3

3. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Who cares? Most products are made in China anyways, and I don't see a problem with the name "Redmi" or "Hongmi" (in Chinese), I think it's kinda special, because it just shows where it's from (that's right, China) which I think it's awesome. So, based on your logic, a company can't use a name that's close to their local language? I call BS on that. If a product is made in China, that doesn't mean it's crap, just look at the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia etc. for example, they're all made in China.

No offense, but you sound like you're an anti-China product person. Just saying.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 21:40 1

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


That was a pretty long comment considering he originally didn't try to mean any harm...

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 21:52

6. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I know, but he just sounds like an anti-China product person, and you do see the "No offense" and "Just saying" in my comment right?

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 22:06

7. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Sorry if that offended you. It was a joke but I'll try to be more careful next time. And i'm not an anti - China product person. I consider myself quite a liberal consumer. Anyways cheers!

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 00:29 1

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You took that comment way too personal and serious.. Just saying.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 03:18

13. JMartin22 (Posts: 1093; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Just because it's produced in China, doesn't qualify it as a "Chinese made" product. It's not blueprinted and designed by Chinese manufacturers/OEMs. Therefore, it's not a Chinese product, it's just other company's concepts materialized there. These powerful OEMs like Samsung and Apple also have more quality control procedures and regulations on the production floor that must be met to achieve their quality standards. They pay these Chinese assemblies a lot of money to ensure this. So don't compare a Chinese made product with a product that is Chinese assembled, there's a difference.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 10:06

15. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Now let's start by reprinting every "Made in China" sticker in existence so it reads "Assembled in China" instead!

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 21:38 3

4. Lt.Green (Posts: 377; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


You just insulted our main source of everything.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 22:07

8. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


That was supposed to be the joke lol

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 01:15

11. roobs (Posts: 53; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


If you know xiaomi and miui, then it won't make any difference ;)

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 22:47

9. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


chinese strike again. . Hehe i love it, more power less budget

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 01:24

12. ihavenoname (Posts: 1402; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Seems like a decent phone, especially considering that OG Red Rice costs just $130, this can't be hugely more expensive. Not sure how MediaTek processor will perform. But I guess the octa-core alone should quarantee somewhat nice performance.

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