If you thought the Moto G was a bang for every buck, wait till you see what Xiaomi has done with the Redmi Note. The phablet takes on the same naming fashion as Samsung and other Asian OEMs and it fall in the mid-range category sporting a 5.5-inch display and an octa core processor for a price that’s even lesser than that of the said Motorola smartphone.
Prices start at $129, making the Xiaomi Redmi Note one very alluring pick and just wait till to see the specs. The handset doesn’t come with the same chipsets you see in popular devices out there, but it has the next best thing – Octa core SOCs from MediaTek. The company will offer the phone in two variants, one powered by a 1.4GHz MTK6592 processor with 1GB of RAM and the other having a speedier 1.7GHz clock speed and double the system memory.
Additionally, the Xiaomi Redmi Note will have Mali 450 graphics. The display employed here is IPS type with GFF full lamination and wide viewing angles. On the rear, a 13MP camera and LED flash have been fitted, while a 5MP shooter is seated on the front. Like all budget-friendly phones, this one also has dual SIM slots, one for TD-SCDMA networks and the other for GSM. The company has also thrown in a 3200mAh battery and will offer the device with attractive protective sleeve covers.
While the said $129 price is for the 1.4GHz/1GB model, the 1.7GHz/2GB variant will go on sale for $159. The company plans on making the Xiaomi Redmi Note available in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore this May. There’s no word on whether the phone will be available in other locations.