First photo of the Xiaomi Redmi Note, plus pre-order details

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Xiaomi’s first phablet, the Xiaomi Redmi Note has been spotted for the first time in an official Xiaomi photo.

The Xiaomi Hongmi Note (Redmi Note for English speakers) is the ‘big’ surprise which Xiaomi promised last week, and while I am disapointed that it’s not the Xiaomi tablet I had hoped, I am intriged by this large display device. Compared to phablets from other companies the screen size of the Redmi Note is on the small side at 5.5-inch, but that makes this phone a full 1/2 inch larger than the flagship Xiaomi Mi3.

Full specs for the Redmi Note have yet to be officilaly released, but from the official network licenses we can expect both a Mediatek octacore and quad-core Snapdragon model with WCDMA 3G support to be announced. 1GB and 2GB RAM models will also be on sale and the phones will feature dual SIM support and micro SD card memory expansion.

Chinese customers will be able to pre-order the Xiaomi Redmi Note on the official Xiaomi website later this week, while international customers can place a pre-orders at the Xiaomi World website.

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  • wiekiznawca

    Too big… 5inch would be ok…

  • PeterPan

    Bezels on the side… 1 centimeter? Way to goo Xiaomi! I just admire how this company keeps innovating! I guess the Mi4 will have 2 centimeter bezels -_-

  • Sere83

    First time i’ve been dissapointed by a xiaomi device. Can’t understand the logic behind making an over sized low/mid range phone with big bezels and a poor pixel density. Makes no sense at all. Should have stayed below 5 inches and refind the Hongmi 1 design and made that the hongmi 2 instead of releasing the 1s and this dumb oversized thing.

  • ZecaMarol

    Look at the size of the border!

  • Chrispynutt

    People on here are strange. Those bezels are normal looking to me. where else do you hold the phone without touching the screen. Also where else do you get tiny bezels? Yanko Design? FYI those are renders by college kids not real phones. Besides if the bezels aren’t there whats going to protect the screen? replacing the glass is a pain already, replacing the entire panel is worse.