Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 phablet will be powered by Snapdragon 615

14 October, 2014
The upcoming successor to the Redmi Note will be bigger, though it keeps the 5.5" screen size.

Sort by:

  • AnonD-360996

Is Xiaomi redmi note 2......4G...???

  • Seven

Costly for 250 USD

  • sr sharma

superb phone.............

  • AnonD-56452

I think, peoples should consider Yu Yureka over this phone in India. The simple reason is- you'll get CyanogenMod 11 and promised updates, so your device will be updated with the latest operating system always.

  • Zahid

Does support OTG by Xiaomi Redmi Note 2?

  • Anonymous

thecalmcritic, 16 Oct 2014"Xiaomi sucks at the Android updates and they doesn't ... moreThere are actually unofficial builds of CM11 for RedMi 1S.

  • thecalmcritic

Anonymous, 15 Oct 2014"It's about both future proofing and dev support hence... more"Xiaomi sucks at the Android updates and they doesn't share their source code. Even Mi3, Mi4 and Redmi 1s (3G) using Snapdragon SoCs there isn't yet any custom ROMs for them as well I know. So even they choose Snapdragon 615 hardly will be better at that aspect.

Xiaomi could be more open in the future so Mediatek too."

Let's hope for that to happen because we need some real fighters against Qualcomm, tbh I'm beginning to feel that they're getting slightly bigger for their shoes of late. At the very least qcom's not really open too but they do provide on time blobs and better dev interaction through CAF maybe MT can do something similar to start though preferably going more open later should be 10x better.

  • Anonymous

thecalmcritic, 15 Oct 2014"Xiaomi could even go 64-bit path for Redmi line with ... more"It's about both future proofing and dev support hence why SD615 is preferable.

Though I don't fully doubt about MT6795's (or did you mean 6732/52 which will get out first?) capabilities, that's the prob with MediaTek's line they just haven't fully opened up yet."

MT6732 and 6752 scheduled for this month. I suppose we could see first devices equipped with those next month.

MT6732 is a quad core Cortex-53, while MT6752 is an octa core Cortex-A53.

MT6752 is successor of MTK6592 and will be a direct competitor of Snapdragon 615.

MT6795 isn't clear yet. Mediatek indicated it as successor of MT6595 and it probably will use both Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 cores with big.LITTLE architecture.

Xiaomi sucks at the Android updates and they doesn't share their source code. Even Mi3, Mi4 and Redmi 1s (3G) using Snapdragon SoCs there isn't yet any custom ROMs for them as well I know. So even they choose Snapdragon 615 hardly will be better at that aspect.

Xiaomi could be more open in the future so Mediatek too.

  • thecalmcritic

Anonymous, 15 Oct 201482mm width is at 6inch territory The OS is so well deve... moreSorry but have to respectfully disagree on the thinner/narrower part. If anything and after this recent iPhone 6 Plus' unfortunate bendgate overblown or not has proven, that current tech + materials just can't cater to that demand and opens up more excuse(s) for OEMs to lower batt capacities and even worse cut more corners on a variety of functions. Why ask for something that can lower our end user ROI?

On average the majority of all mobile devices right now are light enough and most Asian women can handle phablets just fine as a rough example?

  • thecalmcritic

Anonymous, 15 Oct 2014Looks like they made dimensions out of their eyes. Literall... more"Xiaomi could even go 64-bit path for Redmi line with oncoming MT6795. If I'm not wrong it's pin compatible with MT6595 and will be ready in December."

It's about both future proofing and dev support hence why SD615 is preferable.

Though I don't fully doubt about MT6795's (or did you mean 6732/52 which will get out first?) capabilities, that's the prob with MediaTek's line they just haven't fully opened up yet.

  • Anonymous

I am looking for a smaller note type phone as the galaxy series is too big for my liking. Does this phone have a good stylus?

  • Happy

The only way that im going to buy MiNote2 is only on the condition whereby the screen size come near to 6 inch and Lighter thats all else ill stick to minote 1 there isnt much diffrence.

  • AnonD-319610

Desperately waiting for Redmi Note 2.

  • Anonymous

Boom!

  • Anonymous

82mm width is at 6inch territory

The OS is so well developed, even the first gen Redmi is smooth to run most apps. It will not attract existing owners.

Unless it is going to have the following, then people might change their mind
- Android L
- Thinner / narrower
- 3gb RAM
- Much better battery with higher capacity
- Finger sensor / additional buttons
- Keep the price low

  • Anonymous

Looks like they made dimensions out of their eyes. Literally.

Price is totally BS with these specs by Xiaomi standards. You can get a Mi3 at same price right now. And it wouldn't be ready to launch at least a month. Maybe more.

And a couple of months from now Mi4 see it's first price cut to 1699 CNY than a couple of months more to 1499 CNY. Also probably Mi3 will hit down to 1299 CNY.

I know GA readers favors Snapdragons over Mediatek SoCs rightly in most case, but MT6595's CPU cores a lot more powerful than Snapdragon 615's even though their GPU comparable.

Xiaomi could even go 64-bit path for Redmi line with oncoming MT6795. If I'm not wrong it's pin compatible with MT6595 and will be ready in December.

  • AnonD-59657

Another strong contender to compete head to head with iPhone6+.

  • thecalmcritic

Anonymous, 14 Oct 2014people wont spent money on just minor upgrade or small impr... moreIf it's really gonna come with SD615, that's hardly what I consider as minor if you ask me.

  • Anonymous

maybe 5.7 inch, seems too big to be 5.5

  • Anonymous

people wont spent money on just minor upgrade or small improvement for what it called "successor"