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Xiaomi Redmi Note scores high on AnTuTu for a $161 phablet

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Mar 2014, 12:46

Earlier Monday, we told you that Xiaomi had unveiled the Xiaomi Redmi Note. This is a phablet with a 5.5 inch screen offering a 720 x 1280 resolution display, and a true octa-core MT6592 processor from MediaTek. The amazing thing about this device is the price, which is expected to be 999 Yuan ($161 USD). The phone will initially be available in China only, starting on Wednesday...

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posted on 17 Mar 2014, 12:56

1. mayur007 (Posts: 577; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

wow .. specs are really good ..
trying to compete with moto g i guess..

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 13:09 1

2. antonioli (Posts: 200; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)

I'll never see it in Brazil. Unfortunatelly.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 13:13 1

3. nightfury (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)

xiaomi has to release this handsets in india where people crave for low to mid range phones...it ll be the record selling phone in india at that price

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 13:24 4

4. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

Xiaomi needs to release this globally and they will make a huge impact. :D For $161, I'll pick one up just to play with

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 18:44 2

8. joey_sfb (Posts: 6624; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Its almost impossible to actually buy the phone in the stated price. Recently, they state 5000 pieces to go for $169 at 12 noon. I login at 11:58pm, keep refreshing the screen so that the button goes from 'coming soon' to 'loading' to 'Buy Now'.

I click 'Buy Now' immediately and took less than a minute to fill up my purchases. Finally when I press 'Order'. The site report 'out of stock'

Tell me anyone can believe that 5000 piece can go out of stock in less than a minute. An hour later Xiaomi advertise in their Facebook that it went out of stock in 8 minute time.

This rake of Chinese business practice of creating Hype! to put competitors down but if you really want to own one than you will know that its impossible to buy in the stated price. Most are available at a higher cost of $230 instead of the $169 that Xiaomi state.

Personally, I find it stupid to creating demand and has no supply at to take advantage of it.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 20:28

9. hurrycanger (Posts: 1626; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

So basically Xiaomi wants to tell us "We have this bang-for-the-effing-buck phone that you and you wallet will sure love... if you can get it, kiddos. Muahahahaha..." ?

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 22:43

11. nightfury (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)

mayb ur right creating artificial demand and hype...but god knows the truth...how can they make a profit out of this man seriously

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 13:34

5. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

A lot bang for the buck!

Yeah, if this goes global, I'll grab one just to play with and use for tunes in work truck.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 14:44

6. roobs (Posts: 95; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)

Go Go Xiaomi!

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 18:14

7. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 577; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Just need to add 850mhz wcdma

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 18:01

10. xche78x (Posts: 101; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)

and just like most chinese made phones, this will be re-branded when exported to other countries and has double the price or more...

budget non-chinese = google/motorola is your best option
budget asia-pacific = china-re-brand or china brand (alcatel, lenovo, huawei etc)

me = hoping asus brings zenfone 6 here at the promised SRP of $199, it beats the branded ones on price/performance (t2 ultra $430, s930 $335, mega 5.8/6.3 $340/$450, grand2 $360,note2 $470) on the phablet sector.

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