Pre-order for $229 Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 starts on Nov 11

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is launching the Redmi Note 2 in Singapore on Nov 11, 2015 for $229.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is launching the Redmi Note 2 in Singapore on Nov 11, 2015 for $229.ST PHOTO: SHERWIN LOH
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is launching the Redmi Note 2 in Singapore on Nov 11, 2015 for $229.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is launching the Redmi Note 2 in Singapore on Nov 11, 2015 for $229.ST PHOTO: SHERWIN LOH

KUALA LUMPUR - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is launching the Redmi Note 2 in Singapore on Nov 11, for $229.

The 4G dual SIM device, which has a full high-definition 5.5-inch display, runs on Google's Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system, and is powered by an 2GHz octa-core Mediatek Helio X10 processor.

It houses a 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front camera. The 3,060 mAh battery has fast charging feature, which allows the phone to be charged from zero to 60 per cent in 30 minutes. It is sold for 899 yuan (S$198) in China.

There are two versions of the device available in China, but Singapore will only get the 16GB, 2GHz model. There are no details for the Redmi Note 2 Prime, which has a slightly faster processor and comes with 32GB of memory.

Since it was launched in China, there have been leaks of a successor, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro, which comes with an metal case and the presence of a rear fingerprint sensor.

Those who order the phone on Nov 11 can expect to receive their orders by the end of the month.

Specifications

Processor: 2 GHz Mediatek Helio X10 octa-core processor.

Display: 5.5-inch FHD (1,080 x 1,920, 401 pixels per inch)

Operating System: Android Lollipop 5.0, MIUI 7

Camera: (Rear) 13MP Samsung camera f2.2, (Front) 5MP

Memory: 16GB (expandable microSD)

RAM: 2GB

Battery: 3,060 mAh

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