Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Launch: 64BIT MTK CPU, 5.5″ Full HD and 13MP Samsung Camera?

The good news from Xiaomi just keep coming. There are actually two more Xiaomi events scheduled this month, one for today and one for next week the 23rd. The Xiaomi Launch Event on 23rd is very likely about the Xiaomi Mi4i (Codename Ferrari). Now we get more and more infos that the one today might actually be about the long awaited Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 (Codename H3Y).


The purported Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 specs were leaked by the infamous @upleaks. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 features a 5.5″ Full HD Screen and a very strong Octa-Core 64-BIt MediaTek MT6795 chipset.This is actually the same CPU that runs on the new HTC ONE M9 Plus Phone. On the HTC ONE M9 Plus, the CPU is clocked at 2.2Ghz and runs in combination with 3GB RAM.

First Leaked Xiaomi Redmi Note Pics

Further specs include a Samsung 13MP Main Camera (S5K3M2) and a 5MP Front Camera from OmniVision (OV5670). The new Redmi will launch with MIUI 6 based on Android Lollipop. We dont know yet about the RAM size or internal memory. If we had to guess, we say at least 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. 3GB RAM would be very much appreciated on the new Redmi though.

While this leaked phone has the codename Xiaomi H3Y, the specs sound very similar to the earlier Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. After all the first Xiaomi Redmi Note was launched more then a year ago in March 2014, its about time for a new version.

Xiaomi Redmi Note vs Meizu M1 Note

While the Xiaomi Redmi Note was pretty much without competition, the Redmi Note 2 will face much competiton, from phones like Meizu M1 Note, Lenovo K1 Note and newer variants like the MlAis Note. The expected Xiaomi Redmi Note Price is CNY 1500, which translates to 194 USD or RM896. This looks actually like it could be higher placed then the REDMI Note, which sold at 150USD. Lets hope that means that we will see 3GB RAM on the new Note. After all companies like Jiayu achieve this price and 3GB RAM already.

What do you think about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2?