Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 made an impressive debut in China last month and continues to be one of the most appealing devices in the market. Fans all over the world are eagerly waiting for the international availability of the handset. But Xiaomi is keeping the device exclusive to its home market. Despite that, the Chinese tech giant has managed to scrape all the records by selling Redmi Note 2 in vast quantities.
A Chinese publication, My Drivers, citing the company's operations director, said that Xiaomi has sold more than 1.5 million units of Redmi Note 2 as of 5 September. When launched on 13 August, the handset broke the first sales record when it crossed 800,000 units in just 24 hours. The latest revelation, although unofficial, confirms that Redmi Note 2 is still a sought-after handset in China.
If Redmi Note 2 continues to sell in the same trend, it is likely to cross the 10-million sales milestone by the end of 2015, GSM Arena reports.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 gained its popularity by integrating top-of-the-line specs at an affordable price. Starting at $125 for the 16GB variant, the Redmi Note 2 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 13MP primary camera, 5MP front snapper and a 3,060mAh battery. Under the hood, it is powered by a 64bit 2.2GHz Octa Core Mediatek Helio X10 chipset, 2GB RAM and the latest Android 5.1-based MIUI 7 OS.
Other specs include dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi, IR Blaster and 4G LTE support. If you wish to get higher storage, there is a 32GB variant that sells for $156.
The handset is available in five colours - cyan, yellow, pink, black and white.
The news of Redmi Note 2 not coming to India was received with great disappointment. But there are alternate ways to get the handset delivered in India, at an extra cost of course.