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

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

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source: TechOrz.com (translated) via Engadget
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