The Xiaomi Redmi Note is coming to Singapore in May

And it'll most likely take the crown as the most affordable phablet with mighty impressive hardware in Singapore
 The XiaoMi Redmi Note is coming to Singapore in May

A couple of days ago we revealed what the Xiaomi Redmi Note looked like, minus details of its availability in Singapore. Well, not anymore, courtesy of the company’s global vice president and ex-Googler Hugo Barra.

In a recent Facebook posting, Hugo Barra revealed the full specs of Xiaomi’s new phablet, and just like we mentioned in our previous piece, most of the rumoured specs turned out to be true.

So what can we expect out of Xiaomi’s first phablet? There’ll be two configurations for the phablet. Both utilize the octa-core MTK6592 chipset but one would be clocked at 1.4GHz with 1GB of RAM while the other will be in a 1.7GHz with 2GB of RAM configuration. Both versions will receive a 5.5in IPS display with a 720p screen, a 13-megapixel back camera and 5-megapixel front camera, a huge 3200mAh battery, and dual-sim support.

Smartphone addicts in Singapore won’t have to wait too long for the phone. Hugo Barra mentioned in his Facebook post that it’ll be hitting our shores in May, together with the Taiwan and Hong Kong markets.

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And how much is it going to cost us? Not a pretty penny, just like most of the other Xiaomi phones. Although the Singapore price hasn't been confirmed, Hugo Barra mentioned that the Redmi Note will cost US$129 (S$164) for the 1.4GHz/1GB RAM version and US$159 (S$202) for the 1.7GHz/2GB RAM version. That’s not bad considering what you’ll be getting for that price. 

For now, stay put, twiddle your thumbs and fingers till it arrives in May. Trust us, all that training will ready your trigger finger when the mad rush for the Xiaomi Redmi Note begins.

Source: Hugo Barra via Facebook

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