Just in: Xiaomi’s 5.5-inch octa-core Redmi Note coming March 19th!

It’s been just days since we learnt of a 5.5-inch [easyazon_link asin=”B00GLWPBT6″ locale=”UK” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”gizchicom-21″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Xiaomi[/easyazon_link] phablet that managed a network license, and we already have confirmation from the Chinese giant about an impending device which fits the bill perfectly!

Known as the ‘Redmi Note’, the device will be Xiaomi’s first ever venture in the phablet territory. The Redmi Note will come with an octa-core processor (MT6592) and a 5.5-inch display with a 720p resolution, as we learnt about a day back. The design of the device is in agreement as well, but what we might’ve gotten wrong previously is the name. Instead of the rumoured ‘Hongmi 2’ model name, the device will mark the commencement of Xiaomi’s first ‘Note’ device (it isn’t hard to guess where the inspiration comes from).

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5.5-inch Xiaomi smartphone that received network certification

We aren’t quite certain if the device will feature a stylus, but looking at the network certification pictures one would assume there is no visible slot for a stylus. However, we are open to surprises and quite like them. We’re also speculating that like the Redmi ([easyazon_link asin=”B00GLWPBT6″ locale=”UK” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”gizchicom-21″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Hongmi[/easyazon_link]), the Redmi Note too is headed to markets other than only China.

Lenovo just launched a very affordable smartphone in the A850+, and one would hope to see Xiaomi being up for it with a price tag equal to or lesser than 999 Yuan ($160). Whatever be the price, those based in China can pre-order the device starting 8pm on the 19th of March (which is when the OPPO Find 7 will be launched), via the Qzone app.

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  1. liljohn
    March 16, 2014

    so no snapdragon 410???

  2. Sere83
    March 16, 2014

    The cpu is not the issue the mt6592 is solid cpu but 720p on 5.5 inches is a fail in my book, once you go over 300 PPI you will never go back. Why manufacturers feel the need to go so big is beyond me, 4.7 inches was fine, instead they go for an unnecessarily huge screen and sub par pixel density.

  3. highwind
    March 16, 2014

    For Xiaomi “release on 19th March” usually translates into “available on January next Year”

  4. 2_kamikaze_2
    March 16, 2014

    i see one big and to small redmi? só maybe two 5 inch and one 5.5?

  5. Sam Bruces
    March 17, 2014

    What’s the exact time of releasing? Long time to wait!

  6. checkmate
    March 17, 2014

    5.5-inch Hongmi Note from Xiaomi? Yes 😉

    But I will wait to June or later, Xiaomi pre-orders sucks.