Octa-core Xiaomi Redmi Note launched for an incredible price of just $130 in China

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Those living outside China now have another reason to go green in envy in the form of the uber-hot Xiaomi Redmi Note phablet!

The Xiaomi Redmi Note, as you probably would be aware by now, is Xiaomi’s first ever phablet and comes with an octa-core processor from MediaTek. The device plays successor to the already very popular Hongmi/Redmi smartphone, which comes with a quad-core processor, and which was initially launched for the same price as that of the Redmi Note. As we reported earlier, the device will come in 2 flavours in 1GB and 2GB RAM variants, along with distinct clock frequencies on the octa-core MediaTek SoC — 1.4GHz and 1.7GHz respectively.


Xiaomi Redmi Note Specifications

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  • 5.5-inch 1280 x 720p screen
  • 1.4GHz/1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592M/MT6592 SoC
  • 1GB/2GB RAM
  • 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front camera
  • 8GB on-board storage
  • Dual SIM support
  • 3200mAh battery

The most interesting part, something which will mean Xiaomi don’t need to spend on marketing, is the pricing of the device. While the 1GB RAM/1.4GHz variant will cost a mouth watering 799 Yuan ($130), the top-end 2GB RAM/1.7GHz version will set you back by an extra 30 bucks and cost 999 Yuan ($160).

However, there’s a catch here. International users who would be after the WCDMA version of the device will have to wait a bit longer, as the company has only released a TD-SCDMA compatible variant for now. The first-gen Hongmi too suffered from lack of WCDMA, but it didn’t take Xiaomi very long to roll out a WCDMA compatible variant which we hope is the case here as well.

The device went on pre-sale earlier today, and is all set to be available in markets starting one week from now, on the 26th of March.

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  1. ¥math67¥
    March 19, 2014

    If it’s true, i will really consider to buy it.

  2. johan
    March 19, 2014

    Andy or anyone. I don’t use 3g or 4g since at my work, home, library almost all cafees have WIFI.. can I still be able to use it? I live in Sweden. thx for the replies.

    • Natsumi
      March 19, 2014

      Yes it has. You can enjoy a tea while you’re in your fika tid XD

    • Viktor
      March 19, 2014

      Tänk på att om du har 3 som operatör så använder dom bara 3g och har inget 2g nät..

    • Airyl
      March 19, 2014

      Yes, you can. It supports your GSM bands, so you should be fine.

  3. galih permadi
    March 19, 2014

    can we expect another price drop for redmi and redmi 1s?

  4. Alex
    March 19, 2014

    So, will this work for USA buyers and purchase link please 🙂

  5. Ish
    March 20, 2014

    Will it work here in India ???

    • March 20, 2014

      Not on 3G, but 2G yes.

  6. mike
    March 20, 2014

    hey… any news about the xiaomi tablet?

  7. Davor
    March 21, 2014

    Both models already got WCDMA network licence on March 10th. For example – a low specs Redmi Note:

    Xiaomi 2014018
    Device Name: WCDMA digital mobile telephone
    Applicant: Xiaomi Technology Co., Ltd.
    License No. :02-B041-140825
    Listed Time :2014-3-10

  8. Uzeir Mansuri
    June 19, 2014

    link of selling website ??