There are plans to roll out the Xiaomi Redmi Note across Honk Kong, Malaysia and Singapore over the next month. The Note version is larger than the Redmi, has twice the RAM (2GB) and double the onboard storage (8GB). The Note has an octa-core Mediatek MT6592 1.7GHz processor, a 5.5 inch display 1280 x 720 resolution, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front shooter and dual SIM capacity. It is is powered by Android 4.4.2 but has Xiaomi’s MIUI feature over the top. All this in sleek and shiny white plastic will be available in Honk Kong on June 27th for HKD $1239, in Singapore availability is from July 8th and costing S$199 and then in Malaysia from July 22nd for RM509. These prices amount to approximately USD$157.
Also, Xiaomi will be launching the Redmi 1S on July 8th in Malaysia for RM409. This is the sequel to the Redmi, having similar specs but 8GB or onboard storage and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.
Xiaomi will also launch the sequel of the Redmi, the Redmi 1S, on July 8 for RM409 ($126) in Malaysia. The phone has similar specs to the Redmi, including a 4.7-inch display with a 1,280×720-pixel resolution, but runs off a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and has 8GB of onboard storage. It will be interesting to see how well these quality affordable devices fare overseas.