Xiaomi Redmi Note, the Chinese company’s phablet, will be launching in India at an attractive price of Rs. 9,999, and will be available from November 24th.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note comes with a 5.5″ HD display, a 13 MP camera on the back, a 5 MP sensor on the front and an octa-core MediaTek processor. Sadly, it still comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, although KitKat has been out for more than a year now.
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with MIUI 5
- 5.5″ IPS LCD display, HD resolution – 1280×720 pixels (~267 PPI)
- 1.4/1.7 GHz Cortex-A7 Octa-core Mediatek MTK 6592 processor
- 13 MP camera on the back, LED flash, full HD recording; 5 MP camera on the front
- 2 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card
- Dual SIM, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Direct
- 3100 mAh Lithium-polymer battery,
- Rs. 9,999
At a price of Rs. 9,999, or roughly $160, it’s hard to ding the Xiaomi Redmi Note for anything, considering the specs it offers, but it’d be worth noting that Xiaomi could move on from the Redmi Note and discontinue it once the next batch of upgraded phones arrive – the Xiaomi Mi3 was on sale for a couple of months in India, after which the company discontinued it although there was a lot of interest. With the launch of the Redmi Note imminent, and the interest in the Redmi 1S dipping, it won’t be a surprise if Xiaomi discontinues it as well.
The company has set up the product page for the Redmi Note here.