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Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 2 Has New Helio Processor, 2GB of RAM, Starts At 5.8K

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Xiaomi’s going beastmode with their new Redmi┬áNote 2

One of the reasons for Xiaomi’s rise in popularity in both China and other countries is the high-end, bottom-price approach to phones in the past. That strategy hasn’t panned out this year unfortunately mainly due to its competitors efforts that matched the Chinese giant’s offerings both in specs and price. Xiaomi’s looking to change that with their newest phone, the Redmi Note 2, which packs insanely high specs in a very competitive price.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2/ Note 2 Prime

  • MediaTek octa-core MT6795 Helio X10 processor, 2.0GHz (Redmi Note 2)/2.2GHz (Redmi Note 2 Prime)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch full HD display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16GB of storage (Redmi Note 2)/32GB of storage (Redmi Note 2 Prime)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, phase detection AF
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, IR
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop, MIUI 7
  • 3060mAh battery

The Redmi Note 2 comes in two versions, the regular Note 2 and the Note 2 Prime, with the differences being the onboard storage (16GB vs. 32GB, respectively) and CPU clock speed (2.0GHz vs. 2.2GHz). Inside the Redmi Note 2 is MediaTek’s brand new 64-bit, MT6795 octa-core Helio X10 processor, along with 2GB of RAM. A 13-megapixel rear camera with phase AF graces the back, while a 5-megapixel camera pulls selfie duty on the front.

Xiaomi is pricing the base, 16GB, TDD-LTE + TD-SCDMA version of the Redmi Note 2 for RMB 799 (Php 5.8K) and the 16GB, TDD-LTE & FDD-LTE for RMB 899 (php 6.5K). The Redmi Note 2 Prime goes for RMB 999 (Php 7.2K)

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

25 Comments

  1. Still no expandable storage. Are they really omitting that feature for good? Price is affordable, but the lack of extra storage is pulling me and a lot customers away from their products. Even if it gets released here in the Philippines only 16gb variant will be available.

      1. Ah yes! That’s great! Thanks for the info. The article didn’t mention it so I assume it didn’t have one. I hope it lands here. I’m saving money to buy my next smartphone.

  2. When the Mi4i was launched in India, Mi PH fans mostly whined and complained na “next year pa lalabas yan” now they have physical sellers and is in perfect condition to sell, My Alcatel Flash Plus Served me well for these past months, time to go Prime! heh

  3. well, sana nga ganun parin ang pricing pagdating..kung dadating. baka by the time dumating yan dito may meizu m3-4 note na, or alcatel flash plus 2 na, having almost similar specs..or in other words, too late again.

  4. There are already sellers here, they bought it in bulk in china, but they are selling it for 10,200 (redmi note 2 prime) thats how much the seller was selling it to me. The problem is, since its from china, warranty will not be covered here. i’ll just wait for it to arrive, with the specs and pricing, its worth the wait.

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