Sequel to the Xiaomi Redmi Note sounds like a monster

Sequel to the Xiaomi Redmi Note sounds like a monster
A report published out of China over the weekend, reveals specs for a high-end Redmi phone that Xiaomi is rumored to be prepping as competition for the Meizu MX4. The phone will be powered by an octa-core MT6595 chip from MediaTek, with 3GB of RAM. This is not the true octa-core chip offered by MediaTek, and relies on the Big.LITTLE architecture with four Cortex A-17 cores (with a maximum clock speed of 2.2GHz) and four Cortex A-7 cores (with a top clock speed of 1.7GHz).

The Xiaomi Redmi model will sport a 5.5 inch screen and is expected to carry a 20.7MP rear-facing camera and an 8MP snapper on the front. There is supposedly a 3500mAh battery powering the handset, with support for rapid charging. The new Xiaomi flagship should be available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB versions priced at $165, $215 and $245, respectively (price of 128GB model is unknown).

The phone could be the sequel to the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note, and will feature 4G LTE and NFC connectivity. It will also come with support for gesture controls and employ temperature sensors. Since the MediaTek chip has scored 47,233 in the AnTuTu benchmark test, it sounds like Xiaomi has quite a powerhouse coming. Will we see this offered in a flash sale?

source: Xiaomi (translated) via GadgetZArena (translated)



1. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Bring the new monster out.

6. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Tooooo great for thant price great beast. And finally a non-Apple/iPhone article on pa.

8. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

A good leak to start this week. Hope to see more leaks about new nexus device and tab.

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

MediaTek? I don't even care if it's using MediaTek. The rest of the spec and the price are just too good to pass.

7. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

And 3GB ram, Wohhhh... Not needed but they did put it anyway. See Apple? Take lesson from them.

11. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

It's one of the few things that Xiaomi didn't copy from apple(even if these specs are fake, there will be atleast 2gb ram).

3. stephenju

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 08, 2013

The original "blog" post was by some imaginative user, not the company. It's a "concept" post.

4. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Release the beast in europe

5. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

lol those are pure speculation from some random dude.

9. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

stop selling in your flash sale and Xiaomi could gain more attention and business

10. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

No wonder they sell 40,000 of these Redmi notes in 10 seconds.. 5.5" screen, 3GB RAM, 20.7MP rear cam, 8MP front cam, OctaCore MediaTek processor that scored 47k on Antutu, And 64GB storage to boot.. ALL FOR $245 ... THAT'S INSANE

12. gazmatic

Posts: 818; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

meh I'm not impressed. give me all day wifi browsing battery life

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

My original RedMi Note already meet a full day WiFi browsing. I also could survive a week without a power point with 3 original spare battery costing me $5 dollar each.

13. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Nothing special. Maybe the FFS and battery, but nah.

15. bas-r

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

What about FDD LTE support?


Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 15, 2014

no, it doesnt supporte FDDLTE,just 3G and 2G network, basic from

16. Siddharthauday

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

When will this product available in India ,....????? Reply me ASAP please

17. NightSurfer

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Screen to body ratio...impressive.

18. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Why is it running stock Android?

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