Red Mi Note

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi debuts a low-cost phablet, Red Mi Note, on Tencent’s social platform Q-zone yesterday. The new product is opened up for preorder now and will be shipped on March 26 at 799 yuan (roughly US$130) for standard version and 999 yuan for enhanced version, basically on par with the price of Red Mi, a budget smartphone of the company.

Enabled by MIUI 5 OS, Red Mi Note standard version is powered by an octa-core MTK 6592 processor clocked at 1.4GHz and features 1G RAM, 8G ROM and 5.5 inch IPS screen. The camera is 5-megapixel on the front and 13-megapixel on the rear. The phablet is a dual SIM phone, supporting both TD-SCDMA and GSM cards. The enhanced version features 2G RAM, 8G ROM and the same processor, which is clocked at 1.7GHz.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.