As expected alongside MIUI 7, Xiaomi today also unveiled the Redmi Note 2 at its ongoing event in China. The phablet has been launched in two variants, with the Redmi Note 2 priced at RMB 799 (Rs 8,080 approximately),while the variant supporting FDD-LTE networks is priced at RMB 899 (Rs 9,103 approximately). The Redmi Note 2 Prime, on the other hand, is priced at RMB 999 (Rs 10,100 approximately).
The Redmi Note 2 s specifications and features are in line with earlier leaks. It flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display, and Xiaomi claims that for nighttime reading, its minimum brightness has been reduced nearly 10-times. Under the hood is a 2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core 64-bit processor paired with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Also on offer is 16GB internal storage.
The Redmi Note 2 Prime, on the other hand, is powered by a 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core 64-bit processor paired with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and offers 32GB internal storage.
On the photography front, the phablet features a 13-megapixel Samsung/OV rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and 5-element lens. It also features Phase Detection autofocus feature, which the company claims helps the camera focus in 0.1 seconds. Up front, there is a 5-megapixel OmniVision selfie camera with Beautify mode.
The phablet also features 3,060mAh battery, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and on the software front, it runs on Android Lollipop-based MIUI 7 out-of-the-box.
While the Redmi Note 2 sticks to a 5.5-inch display like the Redmi Note 4G, it features dimensions of 152x76x8.25mm. This makes it slimmer and more compact than its predecessor, which featured dimensions of 154 78.7 9.45mm. At 160 grams, it also weighs less than its predecessor.
The phablets will be available in five color variants including white, black, pink, brown, and light blue.