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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 flash sale results in record breaking 800,000 units sold in 12 hours

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The newly announced Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 was just offered to Chinese consumers on Sunday via a flash sale. When the dust cleared, Xiaomi sold a record breaking 800,000 units of the phone over the 12 hour period of the sale. Not a bad haul for half a day's work. The Redmi Note 2 features a 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 resolution screen. A MediaTek Helio X10 SoC is under the hood, containing an octa-core 2GHz CPU (16GB version) or an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU (32GB model). The PowerVR G6200 GPU handles graphics. 2GB of RAM, is inside and a microSD slot is available for those who need more memory.

The camera combo from back to front weighs in at 13MP/5MP, and the power is kept on by a 3060mAh battery. Android 5.0 is pre-installed along with the MIUI 7 UI.

We could see a version of the phone with the Snapdragon 615 SoC inside introduced on August 19th, along with the international version of the MIUI 7 UI. As we told you the other day, the Redmi Note 2 cannot be sold in India "as-is."  That's because of a ruling made by an Indian court that allows Xiaomi to sell in the country, only those phones powered by Snapdragon chipsets. The court placed this restriction on Xiaomi after the company was sued in India last year by Ericsson, for allegedly infringing on standard-essential patents.

Considering that Xiaomi has done brisk business in India, we would not be surprised to see a version of the Redmi Note 2 powered by the Snapdragon 615 SoC, made available for Indian consumers.


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source: Mobipicker

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