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Xiaomi announces Redmi Note 2 smartphone for 115 Euros

Xiaomi announces Redmi Note 2 smartphone for 115 Euros
Xiaomi announces Redmi Note 2 smartphone for 115 Euros
The 5.5-inch FHD smartphone confirms previous leaks with its cheap price and mainstream hardware.

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Xiaomi has revealed a very affordable smartphone with the Redmi Note 2. For just 800 Yuan or 115 Euros, the smartphone carries respectable specifications including:

  • Display: 5.5-inch FHD
  • CPU: Octa-core MediaTek MT6795 SoC
  • GPU: PowerVR G6200
  • Storage: 16 GB eMMC
  • Connectivity: WLAN 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Direct, WiDi, IR, GPS, LTE, Dual SIM
  • Cameras: Rear 13 MP wide-angle lens (78 degrees) f/2.2, Front 5 MP
  • Battery: 3060 mAh
  • OS: Android Lollipop with MIUI 7
  • Dimensions: 152 x 76 x 8.25 mm

The cameras will reportedly be able to launch and snap photos almost instantaneously at 0.1 seconds.

A higher-end Redmi Note 2 Prime will also be available for 1000 Yuan or roughly 140 Euros. This model will have all the features of the Redmi Note 2 but with a higher-end 2.2 GHz Helio X10 SoC and 32 GB of internal memory instead of just 16 GB. These features make even current mainstream smartphones look expensive in comparison.

The Redmi Note 2 was leaked just days prior to its official announcement

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-08-14 (Update: 2015-08-14)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.