Xiaomi, which has been tagged as the "Apple of the East", is set to introduce its new 5.5-inch phablet in China. The company, best known for making affordable smartphones, has finally revealed its plans to launch the Redmi Note over the weekend.
For the past few days, this Chinese player was waiting to show off its latest affordable phablet. Now, it seems that consumers in China will be able to buy the 5.5-inch (720p) handset soon. The makers haven't announced the pricing of the device just yet.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note, previously known as Hongmi 2, could hit the market in the last week of March. Pre-orders for the Redmi Note will begin on March 19. Interestingly, the Chinese smartphone maker has announced that it will offer 50 Redmi Note devices to those who guess the handset's price tag.
Contrary to rumors, the device might not be on the cheaper side. In fact, sources close to Engadget revealed that the handset will likely to be priced between $110 (Rs. 6390) and $240 (Rs. 15,120).
Earlier rumors suggested that the phone might come in two variants (Octa-Core): 1.4GHz and 1.7GHz. Well, nothing can be said at this moment, as no details have been leaked so far. However, some media reports confirm the existence of an Octa-core processor.
Other crucial details around the handset's RAM, on-board memory, Camera, connectivity options and Android versions have been kept under wraps.
Last week, the Redmi Note was first revealed by the Chinese TENNA. According to a post on the Chinese social networking site Sina Weibo, the Redmi Note would come featuring a 5.5-inch 720p HD display, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.2.2, microSD card support up to 32GB, a 13-megapixel of rear-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note will be soon made available in China. Watch this space for more action!
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