The Redmi Note 2 might be announced together with MIUI 7 next week


Xiaomi will be unveiling its new MIUI 7 next week and now word has it that they could be unveiling a new smart phone as well. Their next device is likely to be the Redmi Note 2, offering a big screen phablet at competitive pricing. The current Redmi Note is definitely due for a replacement and the new one appears to be promising.


According to MyDrivers, the Redmi Note 2 was spotted on the Mi online store at 799 CNY (about RM504). What’s more interesting is that it carries 32GB of storage which pretty generous considering the last model only came with 8GB. As spotted on China’s TEENA listing, the Redmi Note 2 still maintains a 5.5″ display but this time it pushes a Full HD 1080p resolution.

Powering the device is a 2.0GHz processor (possibly MediaTek MT6795) that’s mated with 2GB of RAM. On the certification listing, it gets 16GB of storage, so it is likely that there are multiple storage options available. For taking pics, it gets a 13MP camera at the back, while the front gets a 5MP shooter which is similar to the current Mi 4i. Like the recent Mi smart phones, it will come with dual-SIM slots supporting 4G LTE. If Xiaomi sells this for under RM700, this would definitely give the Meizu M2 Note a run for its money.


Alexander Wong