Xiaomi launching 5.5-inch Redmi Note in May – octa-core power for under $200

March 20, 2014

Xiaomi Redmi Note

VP for Xiaomi Global, Hugo Barra, has given out some quick info for a new smartphone for the Asian market. The Redmi Note will be available in May to customers in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, with further markets soon after that.

The Redmi Note will come with the octa-core MediaTek MTK6592 chipset, a 5.5″ 720p IPS display with full lamination TP, Dual-SIM with dual-standby and a 3200 mAh battery. 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD support. 5MP/13MP front/rear cameras and comes in two configurations, 1.4GHz with 1GB RAM or 1.7GHz with 2GB of RAM.

The best part of all, the 1.4GHz, 1GB model will sell for $129 (CNY799) and the more powerful 1.7GHz, 2GB model only $30 more at $159 (CNY999.)

Xiaomi Redmi Note

The Redmi Note will run MIUI v5, which is based on Android 4.2 Jellybean. Available radios include WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. Dual-SIM will operate TD-SCDMA/HSPA on the first SIM slot, GSM/EDGE on the second slot.

We look forward to learning more about this device and hope that Xiaomi can expand its global reach beyond Asian markets. Are you ready for a new Xiaomi phone, or are you still waiting on the original Redmi to reach store shelves in your area?

Comments

  • Gideon Salim

    I would like to know if this phablet coming to Indonesia. I consider to buy one :)

  • MasterMuffin

    “some some info” :)

    • Jonathan Feist

      You got it MasterMuffin, it’s been some some kind of day.

  • Tuấn Ankh

    If only I can get my hands on this bad boy…
    This time I won’t care it’s a freaking Mediatek or 2g only. $200 for the 2gb-ram one and I would still buy it without a second though. xD

  • venorme

    No info on battery yet. I am sure somewhere should be a tradeoff. Never saw a free cheese.

    • Jonathan Feist

      3200 mAh battery, venorme. I would imagine that is enough to get through a normal day, but you’re right, we’ll have to wait to find out.

      • Guest

        My Z Ultra has 6.4 inch 1080p screen, 3000 mA battery and 75%of battery is used by that great screen. With resolution that high I can only imagine how much battery will be used by screen now

  • AssToast
    • Jonathan Feist

      Thank you. I’ll admit IUNI hasn’t been big on our radar, but it looks like that will have to change.

      There are certainly a lot of ‘small name’ vendors around the globe making some exceptional phones for great prices. Just for fun, I’ll see your IUNI and raise you http://www.androidauthority.com/blu-phone-lineup-331824/

  • Jonathan TAM

    This phone is pretty good for the specs, though not that new.

  • Jayfeather787

    *Spits out water*