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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 and Redmi Note 2 Prime selling globally for USD 168.85 and 205.85

Xiaomi announced the latest budget phablets – the Redmi Note 2 and Redmi Note 2 Prime in China on August 13. These devices went on flash sale in China on August 16 and made a world record by selling around 800,000 units in just 12 hours. The devices are officially not sold outside China, however, you can globally pre-order them now.

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The unlocked Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 and the Redmi Note 2 Prime can now be pre-ordered globally from Gearbest. The Redmi Note 2 is available in Black and White colour variants and has been priced at US $168.85 whereas the upgraded Redmi Note 2 Prime is also available in Black and White and is priced at US $205.85. Both these devices start shipping from September 16 with free worldwide shipping.

In order to purchase these latest phablets from Xiaomi globally, the consumer surely needs to pay a premium of about $50. However, it is the best option since the company has no plans to launch them outside the Chinese market now. Thus, in case you’re a Xiaomi fan from any part of the world, here’s the best chance of buying them. Lets take a look at the specifications.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Specifications

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display with a 178-degree wide viewing angle. It is powered by 2 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) 64-bit processor along with PowerVR G6200 GPU. It has 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded via microSD card. It runs on the in-house MIUI 7 OS based on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

On the camera front, the Note 2 has a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Samsung / OmniVision Sensor, 5p lens, f/2.2 aperture and 78-degree wide-angle lens. It can record 1080p Full HD videos. The rear camera has Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) technology that allows it to focus on a subject within 0.1 seconds. It has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with OmniVision sensor, 1.4 micron pixel for selfies and video calling, which can also shoot HD videos (720p). It supports dual SIM feature with dual standby mode. It has a 8.25 mm thick body which has a magnesium alloy metal frame around it and weighs 160 grams.

The Note 2 comes with 4G LTE (TDD – B38/B39/B40/B41 & FDD – B1/B3/B7) on both SIM cards, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS and USB OTG as connectivity options. It also comes with an infrared sensor for controlling TVs, Air Conditioners and more. The phablet has a 3,060 mAh removable battery under the hood.

The package contains Cell Phone (1), Battery (1), Power Adapter (1) and USB Cable (1).

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Prime Specifications

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Prime features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display with a 178-degree wide viewing angle. It is powered by 2.2 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) 64-bit processor along with PowerVR G6200 GPU. It has 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 32 GB of internal storage which can be expanded via microSD card. It runs on the in-house MIUI 7 OS based on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

On the camera front, the Prime has a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Samsung / OmniVision Sensor, 5p lens, f/2.2 aperture and 78-degree wide-angle lens. It can record 1080p Full HD videos. The rear camera has Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) technology that allows it to focus on a subject within 0.1 seconds. It has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with OmniVision sensor, 1.4 micron pixel for selfies and video calling, which can also shoot HD videos (720p). It supports dual SIM feature with dual standby mode. It has a 8.25 mm thick body which has a magnesium alloy metal frame around it and weighs 160 grams.

The Prime comes with 4G LTE (TDD – B38/B39/B40/B41 & FDD – B1/B3/B7) on both SIM cards, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS and USB OTG as connectivity options. It also comes with an infrared sensor for controlling TVs, Air Conditioners and more. The phablet has a 3,060 mAh removable battery under the hood.

The package contains Cell Phone (1), Battery (1), Power Adapter (1) and USB Cable (1).

In case you’re a Xiaomi fan and would love to get your hands on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, pre-order them from Gearbest.

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