Earlier today at a press conference in Beijing, China, Xiaomi officially announced the new Redmi Note 2 smartphone which features significantly improved specifications than its predecessor. Now we have benchmark scores of the new device which show just how well it performs.
As for its specifications, the Redmi Note 2 features a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD display, a MediaTek MT6795 or MT6795T octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, either 16GB of 32GB of internal storage, a 3060mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Redmi Note 2 will be available in three variants – two standard variants that both feature the MediaTek MT6795 processor and 16GB of internal storage but differ in 4G LTE network compatibility and a premium variant with an upgraded MediaTek MT6795T processor and 32GB of internal storage. The three variants are priced at 799, 899, and 999 Yuan, respectively.
The benchmark scores that were published are from the premium variant of the device with the higher clocked MT6795T processor which is clocked at 2.2GHz. According to the benchmark scores, the new Redmi Note 2 scored even higher than the MX4 from Meizu and the Note 4 from Samsung with a score of 48983 which is very impressive and much improved from the original Redmi Note.