Xiaomi, which began its operations in 2011, has been ruling the Chinese handset market ever since it launched the Redmi smartphone in its native market.
Now, with the competition steaming up in China, the most important growth market, Xiaomi today introduces what is being called as the successor to the original Redmi phone.
Dubbed as the Redmi Note, the 5.5-inch 720p HD smartphone will go on sale in China on March 26.
As earlier speculated, the Redmi Note packs a 5.5-inch HD display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The screen panel is based on the OGS technology and offer 178-degree wide viewing angles, as noted by GSM Arena.
This large screen handset features an Octa-core processor powered by MediaTek. The device will be made available in two versions: one with a 1.4GHz clock speed and the other with a 1.7GHz clock speed. The 1.4 GHz variant will feature 1GB of RAM, while the 1.7GHz variant will incorporate 2GB of RAM.
The Redmi Note phablet features a dual-SIM support with TD-SCDMA/HSPA support on the first SIM slot and GSM/EDGE on the second SIM slot.
Moreover, the phablet comes with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, alongside a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter.
Other features of the Xiaomi Redmi Note include: 3G, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, 8GB of on-board storage, microSD card slot, Bluetooth, GPS and more.
The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean powered device packs a massive 3,200mAh battery.
Xiaomi says the 1.4 GHz variant of the Redmi Note will cost CNY799 (Rs. 7859), while the 1.7 GHz version is priced at 999 Chinese Yuan (Rs. 9826).
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