Xiaomi announces the Redmi Note, a low-cost, upper-mid range phablet


China's Xiaomi officially announced itsfirst phablet, the Redmi Note. The device has a 5.5-inch 720p displayand is up for pre-order in two versions - one with a 1.4GHz MT6592octa-core CPU, 1GB RAM, and 8GB storage which costs $130, and onewith a spec bump to 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM, and 16GB storage which will cost$160. The graphics unit is a Mali-450 which isn't fit for wildlyambitious 3D gaming, but it'll do the job.



The prices that we mentioned areChinese, of course, but online stores like Xiaomi World already havethe Redmi Note for international pre-order at about $100 more, whichis still a really good. The phablet will launch on March 26 in China.



In addition, the Redmi Note features a13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera. The batterycapacity comes in at 3200mAh, while the connectivity options areWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. The phablet has twoSIM-slots and supports TD-SCDMA/HSPA/GSM/EDGE networks.



via GSMArena

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10 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

$130 / $160? Wow

2. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

nice phone for the price,add hspda 850 and ill jump on the boat

3. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Anyone other than me hating xiaomi? I am a samsung promoter and everytime people ask me about redmi I get damn annoyed.

4. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

samsung designs for phones sucks and that's what I hate, how can they make such beautifully crafted ,tvs, refrigerators, latops and still can't design a unique looking phone. the S5 looks like crap.it may perform like a champ but just the design would let me shun it

5. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

why? Good build quality and support from MIUI, xioami is a very good company but just lacks people attention because it is in china.

6. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

i agree.

9. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

But I think companies outside of china is at a huge disadvantage cos manufacturing cost is higher to them then xiaomi. Thus the low price

10. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Some people don't understand xiaomi's policy. Xiaomi is like amazon that try to sell its services and not the phone itself hence the low price.

7. Hungacsokesz

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

I disagree the Mali-450MP4 (overclocked) is up to par with the adreno 320 Gpu. Its pretty damn good at gaming. The only problem is the cpu single core performance, so for example san andreas may not run so smoothly. (don't have, my english is not that good)

8. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Very good.

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