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Redmi Note 2 Prime Now Available For Purchase (China)

August 27, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is one of the many smartphones Xiaomi has released this year. The company has been releasing devices since January, and has announced quite a few of them, including their Mi Note / Mi Note Pro flagship phablets, the Mi 4i, Redmi 2, Redmi 2A, etc. The Redmi Note 2 is the latest handset this China-based company has unveiled, and it’s a very solid mid-range offering by the company. That being said, Redmi Note 2 was unveiled in two variants, the only difference between the two of them is the internal storage and processor clock speed. The regular Redmi Note 2 sports 16GB of internal storage, and is powered by MediaTek’s Helio X10 (MT6795) 64-bit octa-core SoC running at 2.0GHz. The 32GB model is, however, called the Redmi Note 2 Prime, and it is fueled by the Helio X10 (MT6795T) chip running at 2.2GHz.

The regular (16GB of internal storage) variant of Redmi Note 2 has been available for purchase in China for a while now, and the ‘Prime’ handset was released today. The listing wasn’t up for long though, the 32GB variant of Redmi Note 2 is already sold out on Xiaomi’s official webpage, but you can expect new stock to appear in the coming days. The Redmi Note 2 Prime costs 999 Yuan in China, and the regular Redmi Note 2 is priced at 799 Yuan. This handset (these handsets) sport a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card). The Redmi Note 2 is powered by the Helio X10 SoC (MT6795 / MT6795T), and a 3,060mAh battery is also a part of this package. The 13-megapixel camera (+LED flash and PDAF) is available on the back of this thing, and a 5-megapixel snapper can be found up front.

The Redmi Note 2 is available in White, Yellow, Blue, Pink and Mint Green color options in China, and it ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box with Xiaomi’s MIUI OS on top of it. The device measures 152 x 76 x 8.3mm, while it weighs 160 grams. The Redmi Note 2 offers fast charging capability, two SIM card slots, and the 4G LTE connectivity is also supported here.