Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 leaks in hands-on photos

Xiaomi’s Redmi (erstwhile Hongmi) series has played an instrumental role in bringing smartphone prices down since the last 2 years or so.

The Redmi Note has been around for quite a while now, and a replacement/update has been long overdue. The next — Redmi Note 2 — is expected to launch tomorrow alongside MIUI 7 in China, where we’ll get to know about the ins and outs of the phone. However, thanks to a fresh new leak there’s some info about the device to be had.

The Redmi Note 2 has allegedly leaked in its flesh while getting some hands on treatment. The design of the phone shows what looks like a stretched Mi 4i more than a redesigned Redmi Note. Screen size will still be 5.5-inches akin to the first-gen Redmi Note, but it’s the insides which matter and which will get a refresh.

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Chinese outlets believe that the processor beneath the 5.5-inch full HD panel of the Redmi Note 2 will be the very impressive MT6795 or the Helio X10. To put things into perspective, Meizu’s flagship MX5 features the same processor.

That’s not it, sources allege that there’ll also be a 3GB RAM variant of the Redmi Note 2, naturally priced higher. With these specifications, the Redmi Note 2 might just bother its own sibling in the Mi Note.

If Xiaomi somehow manage to keep the 2GB RAM Redmi Note 2 to 799 Yuan, it’ll shatter markets beyond just China. Knowing Xiaomi, that is very well possible. The 3GB RAM version, on the other hand, could sit at a pretty 999 Yuan, in that case.

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  1. Hakim Farouk
    August 12, 2015

    I heard some fans over at the letv forum that since mi note 2 is using a helio x10 chipset, they will try porting miui onto letv le1. I hope they would. More rom options ?

    • Simon
      August 12, 2015

      Is the LeTV rom no good ?

      • August 12, 2015

        It’s pretty good actually

      • Hakim Farouk
        August 12, 2015

        The rom for LeTv is good actually which comes to a surprised since LeTv is a newcomer in the smartphone market. But options are always good. Just incase we get bored.

  2. lordsbm
    August 12, 2015

    This is THE budget phone I’d been waiting for 🙂 Personally I feel X10 phones are priced too high. Hope redmi note 2 are able to priced it lower than 1000RMB, and glad that xiaomi is using mediatek again. Maybe we’ll see more value for money phones from xiaomi 🙂

    • Hakim Farouk
      August 12, 2015

      I like the helio series because manufacturers are able to produce cheaper highend specs with these chips and they support slow motion feature for the video which is nice. I’m already getting antutu 50k+ with my LeTv Le1 that’s on x10. Im excited to see how x20 and x30 perform. Haha

  3. ArPad
    August 12, 2015

    May i hope Band20 (800MHz) Fdd-LTE?

    “The user who leaks also revealed that the price should be in three digits (Yuan)”
    That woluld be great 🙂

  4. Jason45
    August 12, 2015

    Another news source mentioned the price of 1299 yuan.

  5. Jim Shortz
    August 12, 2015

    i thought Mediatek & Xiaomi had beef….i guess not.

  6. Simon
    August 12, 2015

    I guess all will be revealed tomorrow ?

  7. MaxPower
    August 12, 2015

    if it’s going to be that cheap then I’ll buy one just to crush nuts.

    • Marco Lancaster
      August 12, 2015

      Great idea! I was looking for a good nutcracker and lately seems (Thanks to Ulefone) that the best option is grab a new smartphone for the job!

      • Muhammad Yasir
        August 12, 2015

        so many people will look at this the ‘Wong’ way 😀
        just a matter of perspectives !

  8. Bailey
    August 12, 2015

    why what a interesting designed phone not

  9. Muhammad Yasir
    August 12, 2015

    so … a helio phone being touted as cheap …


  10. Guaire
    August 12, 2015

    It has slower model of MT6795, not same as MX5’s. You can say it’s close enough, but it’s also close to MT6752.

    But certainly faster than their so called flagship Mi4i. If that’s going to be priced 799 yuan how can they justify Mi4i’s price?

    • tiktaktik
      August 12, 2015

      Really? Meizu is clocked at 2.2ghz. While this at 2ghz. U probably wont even feel the difference…or ther wont be much of a difference

      • POY
        August 13, 2015

        10% faster? Definitely notice with the a53 chip