After a 12-hour flash sale in China, Xiaomi has announced it received a whopping 800,000 pre-orders for its latest smartphone, the Redmi Note 2, which the Chinese manufacturer claims is a new record for domestic mobile sales. If you missed out on the opportunity to bag yourself one, don’t worry as a second 12-hour marathon is scheduled for next week on Monday, August 24.
In terms of specifications, the handset is powered by a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable internal storage, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter, dual-SIM compatibility and a 3,020mAh non-removable battery.
The device comes with xiaomi’s brand new MIUI 7 operating system on board, which is essentially a heavily modified version of Android 5.1.1. Although its appearance has changed quite a bit, the firmware still encompasses most of Android’s core functions.
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