Xiaomi has had a great year, the company has sold three times as much handsets compared to 2013 and is now China’s number one smartphone manufacturer. The company has released some really compelling devices this year, like the Redmi 1S, Redmi Note and their current flagship, the Mi4. All of these handsets have great prices attached to them and are extremely well-built and well-specced in comparison to similar devices by other manufacturers. Redmi 1S and Redmi Note are mid-range handsets while the Mi4 is the extremely well-specced flagship which has sold really well for this Chinese smartphone manufacturer.
We’ve seen a couple of Xiaomi-made handsets leak recently, the company has been relatively quiet as far as new device launches go, but they are expected to launch something in Q1 2015. Redmi Note 2’s alleged back panel appeared in China and revealed… well, not much aside from the dimensions, but it’s an indication this phablet is in the works and it seems like it will sport a dual-LED flash on the back, based on the cut-out. The first Redmi Note launched back in March 2014, so the handset is due to an upgrade. The other part of this report revealed this handset’s alleged specs though, and according to that info, the handset will be powered by a 64-bit processor, though we still don’t know whether it will be the Snapdragon 615 or MediaTek MT6752. 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage will also be a part of the package, and the device will allegedly feature a 5.5-inch 1080p display on the front. 13 and 5-megapixel camera will be available on the front and the back, respectively. 3000mAh battery will also ship with this handset according to this report.
The device will launch in January according to this report and will cost around 799 Yuan ($129), which is hard to believe to be quite honest. Meizu has recently surprised us by launching the M1 Note handset which they priced extremely low and if this report is true, Xiaomi is looking to trump Meizu and offer an even more affordable handset to the consumers. As I said, I doubt Xiaomi will price this thing so low, but I hope I’m wrong, we’ll see.