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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 now up for international pre-orders… starting at $169

Given the ultra-low-cost flagship Android is technically only available in China, it’s no surprise overseas customers are treated to hefty surcharges.

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After racking up a mind-blowing 800,000 unit sales in 12 hours in the country it’s exclusively sold through official channels, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 can now also be pre-ordered outside of China. Specifically, GearBest promises to deliver the Full HD 5.5 incher in around 100 territories across the world, including the US, beginning September 16.

Meanwhile, Oppomart is in possession of no doubt limited stock that will start shipping on August 25. It almost sounds too sweet to be true, and to a certain extent, it is. Hands down the number one claim to fame of the Redmi Note 2 is the outlandishly low $125 price tag, which unfortunately isn’t good on a global scale.

Instead, the international e-store vowing to early distribution of the Lollipop-based phablet charges $179 and up, and the other digital retailer wants $168.85. For an “entry-level” 16GB configuration, of course, clocked at 2 GHz as far as the MediaTek Helio X10 SoC is concerned.

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Oppomart imposes a $30 premium on the Prime version in black or white, with twice the internal storage space onboard and a speedier 2.2 GHz X10 chip. No deal? What are you, nuts? The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is still a fraction of the price of your typical Samsung, HTC or Sony high-ender, and it features a sharp, sizable IPS LCD panel, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP LED flash rear camera, 5 MP selfie shooter and 3,060 mAh battery with fast charging technology.

Not to mention it’s a looker, at just 8.3 mm thick, it runs up-to-date software and packs a processor found inside the $575 HTC One M9+. $125, $169, $209, even $250 makes this feel like an absolute steal.

Source: Phone Arena

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