Redmi_Note_2_04If there is one thing Xiaomi is known for, it would be creating smartphones with affordable price tags. Recently the company launched the Redmi Note 2 which was originally only available in China, but the good news is that if you wanted to get your hands on the device, you should now be able to as various online retailers have begun taking global pre-orders.

This includes the likes of GearBest and OppoMart, both of whom are taking pre-orders for the smartphone. However it seems that these retailers have jacked the price up a bit. When Xiaomi announced the phone, they said it would cost $125 for the 16GB model and $155 for the 32GB model.

However the retailers have priced the handset at $168.85-$179 for the 16GB model, and if you want the 32GB model you’ll have to pay $209. Granted this is still a lot more affordable especially when you consider that phones with similar specs will probably cost you about $100 more, so we suppose it really depends on how much you like Xiaomi as a brand.

As a quick recap for those who missed the announcement, the Redmi Note 2 features a 5.5-inch Full HD display and will be powered by a MediaTek Helio X10 processor. It will be accompanied by 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and a 3,060mAh battery with MIUI 7 running the show.

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  • 1920x1080
  • 401 PPI
13 MP
  • f/ Aperture
3100 mAh
  • Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
  • Mediatek
  • MicroSD
~$235 - Amazon
188 g
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