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

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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Redmi Note 2
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio X10, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 3060 mAh(11.5h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

That MediaTek chip tho.

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'll be waiting for that X10 version...or get it by hook or by crook. Snapdragon 615 ain't worth it. Besides, there's Mi4i with similar, if not the same, specification.

10. Shrihari

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

exactly, if they unveil the snapdragon version here in India , i'll be importing from China the mediatek version.

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Also if X10 version is not imported to India then they can use the new 616 or 620 SoC which I think are better than 615. BTW, I wonder how Meizu will react to this, they will also lower the prices and this will be a win-win situation for us.

21. ryanze

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

you know, for meizu, they are not only offering x10 chip with same other specs. Redmi note2 is surely a killer phone with its x10 chip, but other specs you can get in other mid range chinese phones as jiayu, umi, etc. meizu mx5 is geared with fingerprint sensor, imx 220 camera sensor, 3gb ram and other flagship specs. So there will be its market for meizu.

8. okuyok

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Tho, what? What do you know about it? Nothing. Do your research, there is nothing "tho" about it. It's a good performing chip. Why do you ignorant people spew nonsense when you never even owned a phone with a Media Tek chip? And don't tell me you have, you haven't because if you have in the last couple of years, you wouldn't say "That MediaTek chip tho", lol.

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I thought "... Tho" was a positive exclamation... I used to be apprehensive about the previous generation of chips from MediaTek but this time round, they mean business! And I'm loving it.

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I rather buy four of these than a Samsung Note 5. XiaoMi UI is much lighter than Samsung. A 8GB total storage RedMi Note 1 has 6.7GB of user usable storage space.

6. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Go ahead, I'll buy me that Beautiful note 5.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

It is nice if you can overlook its other flaws. For me, Note 5 list of bloatware will drive me nuts! I don't like the feeling of paying $1000 dollars and feeling helpless about not having control over what's app should or shouldn't be install into my phone. I felt that with my Note 2 then my Note 3. Note 5 is Epic! 7GB out of 32GB user usable storage. Samsung has really outdone themselves this round.

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

those app can be de-bloated, or u can install customROM, which is lighter, no-bloatware, based on TW, and have great battery life

4. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

Can't beat those specs at this pric , besides xiaomi phones usually preform well

9. Shrihari

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

And i've personally used mi4i, Redmi note, the build quality are pretty solid and the features are too damn good for the given price.

13. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

India will probably receive the sd615 variant as the parent law suit with Ericsson would prevent sale of any mediatek powered devices here in India

14. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

Nahhh... I don't think so.. There will be no point in selling a sd615 powered phone right now in india. That segment is too crowded with lot of phones. Besides there lot of other manufacturers who sell mediatek powered devices. i'm sure Xiaomi can sell mediatek devices with some modifications. They will find a way.

17. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Yeah let's just hope so. All this time I've viewed mediatek soc as a meh kinda deal but thier helios x10 has really caught my attention. It is far better than sd615.

22. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Read the specs, sounds s**tty. Looked through the pics, first thought was meh. Second thought was no thanks.

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