Recently, I mentioned about Xiaomi Redmi Note (or Hongmi Note in Chinese translation). Now, it is ready for pre-order. As of this writing, there are more than 3.8 million people who has shown interest in the handset (not sure if that will translate to actual sales or not).
There are two versions. One at 799 Chinese yuan (approx S$165) and another at 999 Chinese yuan (approx S$205) with better specs (just a booster to the RAM and Processor). Based on the mini site of the Xiaomi Redmi Note, it has quite a good specs (based on the price). Not sure if Xiaomi is going to sell it internationally or not.
- 5.5-inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 8GB internal memory
- External microSD card up to 32 GB
- 13 MPX rear camera and 5 MPX front camera
- 3,200 mAh battery
- Dual SIM card
- Weight: 199 grams
- 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mali 450 GPU (1GB of RAM), or 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 CPU (2GB of RAM)