Xiaomi Redmi Note

Xiaomi Redmi Note

Oppo was not the only company that launched its devices Find 7 and Find 7a in China Yesterday. Another Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has also announced rumoured Redmi Note–a mid-range smartphone supposed to be successor of existing Redmi/Red Rice in the Chinese market.

According to Xiaomi, the Redmi Note features 5.5-inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, and comes in two variants–one with 1.4 GHz octa-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM, and other with 1.7GHz octa-core CPU paired with 2GB of RAM. These variants are priced at 799 Chinese Yuan (approx.INR Rs.7,860) and 999 Chinese Yuan (approx INR Rs.9,830) respectively.

Both the variants of Xiaomi Redmi Note feature dual-SIM (TD-SCDMA and GSM) and run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. They include 5MP front camera and 13MP rear shooter with LED flash support and 1080p video recording, and 8GB on-board storage. The internal storage can be further expanded by up to 32GB via microSD card.

Xiaomi Redmi Note in several colour options

Xiaomi Redmi Note in several colour options

For connectivity, it has 3G (TD-SCDMA), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS.

Powered by a powerful 3,200 mAh battery, the Xiaomi Red Note comes in several colour variant, and is available on pre-order from e-retailer Qzone in China starting today. The phone would hit the shelves in the Chinese market starting 26th March followed by Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore in May.