Check out these first hands-on pictures of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

Check out these first hands-on pictures of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
Xiaomi just outed another value-for-money hero in its ever-expanding portfolio of such phones - the Redmi Note 2 - which carries the low, low price of 799 Chinese Yuan for the basic 16 GB version, translating to about $125 without any contract shenanigans, and $155 for the model with 32 GB storage and a Helio X10 chipset clocked higher, at 2.2 GHz. 

The Redmi Note 2 is built on a magnesium alloy frame, with colorful polycarbonate on top, similar to the Meizu M2 Note, and throws in some thoughtful design delights, like a tiny nub underneath the loudspeaker on the back, which prevents it from getting muffled when the phone is lying down on a desk. The Xiaomi handset also offers an infrared sensor for controlling your TV or other home electronics from afar.

Xiaomi's new budget warrior may be a tad on the large and heavy side, compared to the best competing 5.5-inchers, but its throws in phase-detection autofocus, an IR blaster, faster chipset, replaceable battery, and more storage for even less than what the excellent Meizu M2 Note costs, so it's undoubtedly poised to sell in many millions of units in a pretty short amount of time. If you want to see how exactly the Redmi Note 2 looks like in person, apart from the official renders, check out the first hands-on shots below.

source: MIUI forums

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Redmi Note 2
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware MediaTek Helio X10 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 3060 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop Xiaomi MI UI

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