Xiaomi announces the Redmi Note, a low-cost, upper-mid range phablet
China's Xiaomi officially announced its first phablet, the Redmi Note. The device has a 5.5-inch 720p display and is up for pre-order in two versions - one with a 1.4GHz MT6592 octa-core CPU, 1GB RAM, and 8GB storage which costs $130, and one with a spec bump to 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM, and 16GB storage which will cost $160. The graphics unit is a Mali-450 which isn't fit for wildly ambitious 3D gaming, but it'll do the job.
The prices that we mentioned are Chinese, of course, but online stores like Xiaomi World already have the Redmi Note for international pre-order at about $100 more, which is still a really good. The phablet will launch on March 26 in China.
In addition, the Redmi Note features a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera. The battery capacity comes in at 3200mAh, while the connectivity options are Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. The phablet has two SIM-slots and supports TD-SCDMA/HSPA/GSM/EDGE networks.
2. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 306; Member since: 07 May 2012)
nice phone for the price,add hspda 850 and ill jump on the boat
3. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Anyone other than me hating xiaomi? I am a samsung promoter and everytime people ask me about redmi I get damn annoyed.
4. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 306; Member since: 07 May 2012)
samsung designs for phones sucks and that's what I hate, how can they make such beautifully crafted ,tvs, refrigerators, latops and still can't design a unique looking phone. the S5 looks like crap.it may perform like a champ but just the design would let me shun it
5. roobs (Posts: 51; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)
why? Good build quality and support from MIUI, xioami is a very good company but just lacks people attention because it is in china.
9. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
But I think companies outside of china is at a huge disadvantage cos manufacturing cost is higher to them then xiaomi. Thus the low price
10. roobs (Posts: 51; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)
Some people don't understand xiaomi's policy. Xiaomi is like amazon that try to sell its services and not the phone itself hence the low price.
7. Hungacsokesz (Posts: 19; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)
I disagree the Mali-450MP4 (overclocked) is up to par with the adreno 320 Gpu. Its pretty damn good at gaming. The only problem is the cpu single core performance, so for example san andreas may not run so smoothly.
(don't have, my english is not that good)