Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi could be gearing up for the launch of a new phablet called the Hongmi Note. This 5.5 inch device will reportedly come in two variants, both with differing hardware to set it apart in terms of pricing. Interestingly, both models will run an octa core chipset made by MediaTek, a 13 megapixel camera along with a 5 megapixel front camera and expandable storage.
The lower end variant will feature 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and the MediaTek MT6592M 1.4 GHz octa core chipset. The top end variant on the other hand sports a 1.7 GHz MT6592 chipset, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Both smartphones will carry a display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
The entry level model is priced at 999 CNY or $162 while the top of the line variant will cost 1,199 CNY ($194) via local retailer Q-Zone. It’s clear that the handset will not be priced heavily at launch, which is a good move by the manufacturer. Xiaomi is slowly expanding into world markets as well, so fans outside of China can be hopeful of its release.
Via: Android Community