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Xiaomi Unveils Redmi Note Smartphone with 5.5-Inch Display

by Jacob Kleinman | March 17, 2014March 17, 2014 10:30 am PST

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Xiaomi is one of the most popular smartphone brands in China, but the company still didn’t make a big show of unveiling its latest smartphone. The 5.5-inch Redmi Note was announced earlier today on Chinese social media site Sina Weibo ahead of its official launch on March 26.

The device’s specs line up with a leak from last week outing the handset. The Redmi Note packs a 5.5-inch display and an octa-core processor, though little else is known about the smartphone. Thankfully, history tells us that Xiamoi probably won’t charge an arm and a leg for its new smartphone. In fact, it’s even launching a little guessing game.

The company is  giving away 50 copies of the device to fans who can guess its price. If you decide to take a shot at the prize, remember that the original 4.7-inch Redmi phone sold for just $130 off-contract in China, so this might come in just a hair above that cost. Pre-orders for the handset open up in China on March 19 through Tencent’s Qzone app, which scored an exclusive deal for the launch.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...