The controversial Redmi Note 2 Prime is gearing up for a release in India soon. The phablet was originally launched in China in August this year but did not enter India due to legal troubles between Xiaomi and Ericsson. The latest teasers from Amazon India and Mi India suggest the handset will finally overcome the legal subdues and make its way into Indian borders.
Xiaomi's official Twitter and Facebook page in India shared a new teaser on Thursday with the hashtag #PrimeIsComing. The teaser also describes the "pixel perfect display" of the Redmi Note 2 Prime, which comes with a Full HD 1080p resolution screen.
— Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) December 10, 2015
The same teaser image also appears on Amazon India's website, where the e-commerce giant says the handset will be Amazon-exclusive. Interested prospects can sign up to receive notification email when the product is officially available in India.
Xiaomi's Redmi Note 2 Prime features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 13MP primary camera, 5MP front-snapper and a 3,060mAh battery. It also has 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which expands up to 32GB via microSD cards. The Redmi Note 2 Prime runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop-based MIUI 7, like most Xiaomi smartphones.
While all these specs clear out just fine for the handset to enter India, Redmi Note 2 Prime uses a 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 SoC. Last year, the Delhi High Court issued a restraining order to Xiaomi that limits the sale of any Mi phones violating patents owned by Ericsson. But a recent report revealed that Xiaomi entered into a 3G and 4G China licence agreement with Qualcomm that allows Xiaomi to sell MediaTek handsets in India, NDTV Gadgets reports.
The Redmi Note 2 Prime was launched with a price tag of CNY 999, which roughly translates to Rs. 10,400. There is no concrete news on the official pricing and the exact release date but we are guessing more details will follow soon.