Xiaomi's latest handset, the Redmi Note 2, went up for sale in China over the weekend, netting up over 800,000 sales in the first 12 hours. Xiaomi's not new to strong sales figures during flash sales, with the impressive showing of the Redmi Note 2 allowing the vendor to create a new sales record in its home market.
Part of the reason for the high amount of interest in the Redmi Note 2 is the MediaTek Helio X10 SoC, the same processor used by HTC in its One M9+, a phone that costs four times as much as Xiaomi's offering. Other specs on offer with the Redmi Note 2 include a 5.5-inch full-HD display, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory (Redmi Note 2 Prime comes with 32GB storage), 13MP camera, 5MP front camera, Wi-Fi ac, dual-SIM 4G connectivity and a 3,020mAh battery along with the latest MIUI 7 operating system. All for a price tag that starts at just $140.
We don't know when Xiaomi will bring the Redmi Note 2 to other markets, but we should be hearing more from the manufacturer's plans for the handset during the MIUI 7 global launch event on August 19.