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Xiaomi confirms its first phablet, the Redmi Note, will make its way to customers in May

Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra announced on his Google+ page that the Redmi Note, Xiaomi’s first-ever phablet device, will ship to customers in May.

Xiaomi had teased the device on Sina Weibo and Google+ over the course of last week, though today the final specs have been revealed to include (according to the post):

  • Octa-core MediaTek MTK6592 chipset
  • Choice of two configurations — 1.4GHz with 1GB of RAM or 1.7GH with 2GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch 720p IPS display with full lamination TP
  • Dual-SIM and dual-standby
  • 3200mAh battery
  • 13MP back / 5MP front camera
Xiaomi Redmi

 

The 1.4GHz/1GB version will retail for US $129 (converted to local currencies, of course), and the 1.7Ghz/2GB version will retail for $159.

Customers based in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore will be the first to get their hands on the Redmi Note. Barra also wrote in the post that the device would make its way to other markets following its initial launch. At Xiaomi’s official Singapore launch last February, India and Indonesia were names as likely destinations for the company, and earlier this week Xiaomi hinted that Latin America might not be far off.

(Editing by Steven Millward)


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