Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 2 comes with a MediaTek Helio X10 SoC and 5.5-Inch FHD display for just $125

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While Samsung prepares to announce the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus later today, Xiaomi has announced a new device of its own, the Redmi Note 2. Notable features include a camera with a focus speed of just a tenth of a second and MediaTek’s new Helio X10 SoC. Join us after the break for all the specifications and more images.

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  • MIUI 7 (based on Android 5.0 Lollipop)
  • 5.5-Inch Full-HD display
  • MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 Octa-core processor (16GB models clocked @ 2.0GHz/ 32GB @ 2.2GHz)
  • PowerVR G6200 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB Internal storage
  • 13MP Rear camera with phase detection auto-focus and focus speed of 0.1 seconds (supplied by Samsung/OmniVision)
  • 5MP Front camera
  • 4G Dual-SIM
  • Infrared remote
  • 3,060mAh removable battery with Quick Charge 2.0
  • Dimensions: 152 x 76 x 8.25mm
  • Weight: 160 grams
  • Available in white/black/pink/brown/light blue

The Redmi Note 2 starts at 799 Chinese Yuan ($125) with 4G connectivity on one SIM slot and 3G on the second. The next model is priced at 899 Chinese Yuan ($140)is also 16GB, but has 4G connectivity (TDD-LTE + FDD-LTE) on both SIM slots. Finally, there is also the Redmi Note 2 Prime with 4G connectivity on both SIM slots, 32GB of internal storage, a slightly higher clocked processor and a price tag of 999 Chinese Yuan ($156). Whichever way you look at it, the Redmi Note 2 is a lot of phone for a small amount of money. The camera’s super-fast focus speed is impressive by itself. What do you think of the Redmi Note 2?

Source: MIUI Forum

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).

  • William Donald Morton

    How does this compare to a Nexus 5?