Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: Xiaomi unveils new 4G budget smartphone; could be launched in India on August 19

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In line with rumours, Xiaomi has unveiled the successor to its Redmi Note smartphone. Named Redmi Note 2, the new phone comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display and packs MTK’s octa-core Helio X10 coupled with 2 GB of RAM.

The dual-SIM 4G phone will come running the latest MIUI 7 OS, Xiaomi’s custom OS for its smartphones.

The Redmi Note 2 is priced at RMB 799 (approximately Rs 8000), while the Prime version costs RMB 999 (approximately Rs 10,000).

The company has launched two models of the Redmi Note 2 – the regular and Prime. While the Redmi Note 2 comes with an internal storage space of 16 GB, the Redmi Note 2 includes 32 GB of internal memory.

The phone features a 13 megapixel rear camera shoots with “ultra-fast 0.1s focus speed”. It has a 5 megapixel snapper at the front.


The phone comes packed with a 3020 mAh removable battery. It will be available in a wide range of colours – white, black, yellow, blue, and pink.


Measuring 152 mm x 76 mm x 8.25 mm, the Redmi Note 2 weighs 160 g.

The company is expected to launch the new Redmi Note 2 in India at its August 19 event in New Delhi.


Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker had launched the first-gen Redmi Note in India in November last year. The last year’s Redmi Note was launched in India in two variants – one with 4G capability (single SIM) and the other without (dual SIM) – priced at Rs 9,999 and Rs 8,999, respectively.



Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: Key highlights

– Helio X10 Octa-core 64-bit, A53 architecture CPU
– 2GB RAM,16GB/ 32GB Memory
– 152mm x 76mm x 8.25mm,160g, 3060 mAh Battery
– 5.5-inch full HD, 1920×1080 resolution
– 13MP Samsung/ OV camera, 5MP Front Camera
– MIUI 7 based on Android 5.0
– RMB 799/ RMB 899 for Redmi Note 2; RMB 999 for Redmi Note Prime





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