Updated on June 20: The Redmi 1S and Redmi Note will be available in Singapore in a few weeks. In case you are wondering, the 1.7GHz variant of the Redmi Note is coming to Singapore.
Originally reported on March 20
Xiaomi officially unveiled its first phablet, the Redmi Note in China yesterday.
As reported in previous leaks, the Redmi Note has a 5.5-inch 720p IPS display and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor. It will come in two configurations:
Similar to the 5-inch Mi 3, the Redmi Note will be equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera with F2.2 aperture, 28mm wide angle lens and a LED flash. It also has a front-facing 5-megapixel camera.
Other specs include dual-SIM support, 8GB internal storage, microSD expansion up to 32GB, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy and a removable 3,200mAh battery. It measures 154 x 78.7 x 9.45mm and weighs 199g.
The Redmi Note will be available for sale in China on March 26. The 1.4GHz model is priced at 799 yuan (S$164) while the 1.7GHz model will cost 999 yuan (S$205). Both prices are based on yuan to SGD conversion rates at press time.
Bin Lin, co-founder and President of Xiaomi stated in a Facebook post that the company is working hard to bring in the 1.7GHz model to Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong as early as May, if not earlier.