Chinese smartphone maker launches new devices to put fear in Samsung

The Chinese company has announced the $125 Redmi Note 2, and the $155 Redmi Note 2 Prime as the next devices it will be launching.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

Chinese mobile phone making upstart, Xiaomi, is looking to upset Samsung’s plans to launch updates to its Galaxy Note and S6 Edge devices by launching its own pair of phablet smartphones on the same day.

The Chinese company has announced the $125 Redmi Note 2, and the $155 Redmi Note 2 Prime as the next devices it will be launching. And with such prices, Samsung must be shaking in its boots at the possibility of Xiaomi selling its devices in the US and other major markets which the Chinese company is yet to tap into.

Xiaomi VP, Hugo Barra, has already hinted at the possibility of this, with Xiaomi overtaking both Apple and Samsung in China as per sales. International expansion is very key to Xiaomi’s long term plans, after firm IDC named it as the world’s third largest phonemaker last year.

The new devices will come in a range of colors as well as black and white, and will go on sale online in China from August 16.

The Redmi Note 2 comes with a 2.0GHz MediaTek (MTK) Helio X10 processor, 16GB storage and 2GB RAM. While the Redmi Note 2 Prime has a 2.2GHz chip, 32GB storage and 2GB RAM. Both have a 5.5-inch full-HD display, 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera.

There’s a 3060mAh removable battery apiece, and both also have a microSD card slot for memory expansion.

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