Few days back, we spotted the Xiaomi Redmi Note in a pre-order listing which showed the device to be a 5.5 inch phablet. Yesterday the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has officially announced the smartphone for just $130 and will be sold in China. Here are few of the technical specifications for the device.
- 5.5-inch IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
- 1.4 GHz / 1.7 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mali 450 GPU
- 1GB / 2GB RAM
- Dual SIM (TD-SCDMA and GSM)
- 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording and 5MP front-facing camera
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 8GB internal memory with micro SD card support up to 32GB
- 3200 mAh battery
The most obvious improvement of the Redmi Note over the original Redmi is that it now sports a much larger display. While the original device had a 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels the newer model has a 5.5-inch screen while keeping the same pixel count.
There are many improvisations that Xiaomi has brought in this model from its previous. This first and most apparent is the jump in screen size from 4.7 to 5.5 inch touch display. Moreover, the processor has been changed from octa-core MediaTek MT6589T to the latest octa-core MediaTek MT6592. The 1.4GHz vesion will have 1GB RAM while the 1.7GHz version will have 2GB RAM.
The camera specs have improved to 13MP from 8MP rear camera and a 5MP from 1.3MP front camera. The 1.4GHz version will be available for $130 while the 1.7GHz version will be available for $160.