Xiaomi held the first flash sale for its new Redmi Note 2 smartphone on Sunday in China. In the first day of sale, Xiaomi managed to sell 800,000 units of the affordable smartphone in just a 12 hour period.
The response isn’t really very surprising when you consider the fact that the Redmi Note 2 packs the exact same chipset as the HTC One M9+ but costs a mere $125. It features a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 Full HD display, MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core SoC clocked at 2GHz, PowerVR G6200 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16 or 32GB internal memory with a microSD card slot for further expansion, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, 3060mAh battery and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Xiaomi’s MIUI 7 custom user-interface.
The Redmi Note 2 has so far been announced only for the Chinese market but it is expected that Xiaomi could announce a Snapdragon 615 powered variant of the phablet for the Indian market. Xiaomi cannot sell the Redmi Note 2 in India with the Helio X10 SoC due to the ongoing patent infringement allegation against the company by Ericsson.