My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: US$130 5.5” Xiaomi Redmi Note Phablet goes on sale in China on Tuesday March 26th 2014 - Low-cost Unlocked Phablets the next Tablet in China's Year of the Horse

Thursday, March 27, 2014

US$130 5.5” Xiaomi Redmi Note Phablet goes on sale in China on Tuesday March 26th 2014 - Low-cost Unlocked Phablets the next Tablet in China's Year of the Horse

The people of China are so bloody lucky in this Year of the Horse!

This as they’re now basking one day later in the afterglow of the sale of some 100,000 plus units of their spanking new US$130 Xiaomi Redmi Note Phablet on Wednesday March 26th 2014, which sold like hot Small Rice Cakes in Beijing, China as reported in “Xiaomi losses its edge! Takes an agonising 34 minutes to sell 100,000 Redmi Note” Posted on March 26, 2014 by Abbie, GizChina.
This is the same 5.5” Xiaomi Redmi Note Phablet that many had been expecting after Xiaomi had announced it was coming on Thursday March 20th 2014 as stated in “XIAOMI HAS BEEN TAKING NOTES, ANNOUNCES 5.5-INCH, OCTA-CORE PHABLET (UPDATED)”, published March 20, 2014 By Andy Boxall, DigitalTrends.

And the price is just right as the 5.5” Xiaomi Redmi Note Phablet is coming in at an amazingly low US$130 unlocked as stated in “Xiaomi unveils Redmi Note Phablet for $130”, published Mar. 19, 2014, CNET Editor.

5.5” Xiaomi Redmi Note Phablet – Impressive for a US$130 Phablet

The specs are equally impressive according to the GSMArena article “Xiaomi announces Redmi Note in China, costs $130”, published 19 March, 2014, GSMArena:

1.      Processor: 1.4 GHz or 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor
2.      OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with MIUI v5
3.      Screen: 5.5-inch IPS
4.      Display resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels with 178-degree wide viewing angles
5.      Front Facing Camera: 5 megapixel
6.      Rear Facing Camera: 13 megapixel
7.      SIM: Dual dual-SIM Phablet with TD-SCDMA/HSPA support on the first SIM slot and GSM/EDGE on the second SIM slot.
8.      RAM:
a.       1 GB of RAM for 1.4 GHz Processor
b.      2 GB of RAM for 1.7 GHz Processor
9.      Internet Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
10.  Battery: 3,200 mAh battery

The pricing for the 5.5” Xiaomi Redmi Note Phablet is as follows:
1.      US$130 for the 1.4 GHz version
2.      US$160 for the 1.7 GHz version 

The 5.5” Xiaomi Redmi Note Phablet comes in the following colours:

1.      Army Green
2.      Black
3.      Blue
4.      Pink
5.      Turquoise

Chinese are guinea Pigs for the latest – Low-cost Unlocked Phablets will become the next Tablet

The 5.5” Xiaomi Redmi Note Phablet is made by Chinese phone maker Xiaomi that I’d described in my blog article entitled Xiaomi launches US$134.07 Xiaomi Redmi smartphone in Singapore - Perfect Storm for Apple and Samsung as the Xiaomi Redmi is Katy Perry's Dark Horse”, “Redmi” being Chinese for “Small Rice”.

Despite branching out to the rest of South East Asia and Japan with an eye for World Domination, Xiaomi is still hugely popular in China, much to the chagrin of Apple and even South Korean-based Samsung! After all, it’s hard to fight a company that can make high-quality unlocked smartphones for fraction of the price that Apple or even Samsung usually sells them to Americans on 2 year contracts!

The Chinese had previously got to try out the Samsung Galaxy Golden, a flip phone smartphone on Wednesday August 21st 2013 and then later on Wednesday August 14th 2013 the Samsung Hennessy SCH W789 as stated in my blog article entitledSamsung launches the Dual-SIM 3.3” Dual-Screen Samsung Hennessy SCH W789 in China - The Samsung Galaxy Folder’s is Bounti Killa’s It’s a Party who sips on Hennessy”.

They later got to try out a yet another flip phone smartphone on October 9th 2013 called the SM-W2014 as described in my blog article entitledSamsung launches a third flip Feature smartphone, the SM-W2014 - Quad-Core Processor in yet another oversized smartphone indicates Retro Trend among South Koreans and Chinese”.

So the Chinese are lucky once again in this Year of the Horse. They are privy to the well built high quality 5.5” Xiaomi Redmi Note Phablet that starts at an amazing low US$130 unlocked long before the Americans will get their mitts on it!

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