Priced at 999 Yuan ($161 USD), the Redmi Note features a 5.5 inch 720 x 1280 resolution screen. But the real cheesecake is under the hood where the MT6592 lies. Yes, that is the true octa-core chip from MediaTek, clocked at 1.7GHz. 2GB of RAM is on board along with 16GB of native storage. The Xiaomi Redmi Note surpassed 28,000 on the AnTuTu benchmark test, and assuming no Tomfoolery on Xiaomi's part, that is not bad for a $161 handset. And at that price, you wouldn't be expecting the 13MP snapper that adorns the back of the phone. A 3200mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 4.2.2 is pre-installed.
For those with a smaller budget, Xiaomi has a cheaper version of the phone priced at 799 Yuan ($129 USD). This model is powered by an octa-core 1.4GHz MT6592, and has 1GB of RAM inside along with 8GB of native storage.
While 100,000 units sold in 34 minutes might be disappointing to Xiaomi, most handset manufacturers would be extremely pleased with this type of response
source: CnBeta.com (translated), gizchina, IntoMobile