Beidou is one of many Chinese smartphone manufacturers. We haven't heard much from them in a long time, and then rumors started coming a couple of weeks ago. The company is expected to launch the budget Little Pepper 7 handset soon, and the rumors were also mentioning a Little Pepper Note handset quite recently. Well, the company has surprisingly already announced that handset, though it doesn't come with leaked specs nor the leaked name. Beidou has decided to name this handset the Red Pepper Note, not the Little Pepper Note, and its specifications aren't even near the leaked specs. Anyhow, let's check out what it has to offer, shall we.
As its name suggests, this is a phablet. The Little Pepper Note feautres a 5.5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS display along with 2GB of DDR2 RAM and 16GB of internal storage. This handset is powered by MediaTek's MT6752 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and it ships with a 3,100mAh battery. 13-megapixel camera is available on the back of this phablet, and a 5-megapixel snapper is located on its front side. The Red Pepper Note also comes with 4G LTE connectivity support and dual-SIM, dual standby functionality. Android 4.4 KitKat comes pre-installed here with some software additions from the company, of course. The Red Pepper Note measures 154.8 x 78.9 x 9.1mm. As far as the design goes, well, it's understated. This phone is made out of plastic, which is to be expected at this price range. It kind of resembles ZTE's offering when you look at it from the front, mainly because of the circular capacitive home button below the display.
This handset comes in Black, White, Green, Yellow, Blue and Red color options, and is already available for pre-order from Jingdong Mall in China for 699 Yuan ($112). The handset will be available for purchase from April 7th, in case you were wondering. As you can see, this is definitely not the high-end device that was rumored recently, but it is a really affordable mid-ranger though. We'll see how well will this thing sell in China, but the price is really low, taking specifications into account, of course.