Xiaomi Redmi Note budget phone has 5.5 inch screen, octa-core CPU

Xiaomi’s original “Redmi” phone is a 4.7 inch Android phone with a 720p disply, a quad-core CPU, and a price tag of just over $130. Now it looks like the Chinese company step up its game with a bigger, faster model.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note has a 5.5 inch screen and an octa-core processor.

redmi note

Xiaomi hasn’t revealed detailed specs yet, but the phone is set to go up for order in China on March 19th.

According to Engadget, it’ll likely have a 1280 x 720 pixel display, a MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, and Xiaomi’s custom version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, called MIUI.

Pricing hasn’t yet been announced, but the company’s Redmi brand seems to be used for low-cost devices with decent, but not spectacular specs. It’s also not yet clear if this phone will be China-only, or if it’ll be one of the models Xiaomi is starting to market internationally.

via Engadget 


    Why do all these phone manufactures feel like they need to spend time and money to change stock Android? Especially the budget models. They could be different than everyone else by using stock Android and save money and get a reputation for faster updates all in one.

    • zdanee

      Do you know what MIUI is? It’s one of the most frequently updated, most feature packed ROM out there. MIUI support is a reason in itself to choose a phone.

    • Guest123

      stock isn’t all that great, especially since 4.4 — don’t really need google’s limited customizations, google everywhere, broken external SD card, and removed webview text wrapping/reflow.

      The thing you should really be concerned with is, does the OEM actually bother to optimize android to run as good as possible on their hardware.