Looks like Xiaomi is gearing up to bring the Redmi Note 2 Prime smartphone to India soon. A teaser revealed by Amazon India is a clear indication of the nearing launch of the Redmi Note 2 Prime. The teaser reads #PrimeIsComing.
Although Amazon has not disclosed the name of the smartphone, but the image used in the teaser looks a lot like Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Prime. To remind you, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 2 Prime’s launch in India was halted a few months back, due to a lawsuit slammed by Ericsson on the grounds of patent infringement.
The reason behind the lawsuit was that Xiaomi's Redmi Note 2 Prime was integrated with MediaTek’s Helio X10 chipsets. Ericsson accused Xiaomi of not paying any royalty for using its patented wireless technology standards like GSM, Edge and 3G in its device. The case was filed under the section of Free Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) terms. As a result of the lawsuit, Xiaomi was barred from importing or selling any of its device with MediaTek chipset in India. Although, the court had allowed Xiaomi to sell products running on Qualcomm chipsets.
We hope that Xiaomi has found settling grounds with Ericsson or maybe it will launch the device with a different processor altogether. All these details will be unleashed as soon as the device goes official India. Amazon has also hinted that it will be revealing key details about the device every day. There is no information regarding the availability and pricing of the smartphone in India.
The Redmi Note 2 Prime features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, but is powered by a 64-bit 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB internal storage. The Redmi 2 sports a 13-megapixel Samsung camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture and 5-element lens. There is a 5-megapixel OmniVision selfie camera on the front. The phablet is backed by a 3,060mAh battery, and supports connectivity options such as dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and in terms of software, it runs Android 5.0 Lollipop-based MIUI 7 out-of-the-box. The device will be available in five colors – Dark Grey, White, Blue, Bright Yellow, and Pink.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Prime specifications
- 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display
- 2.2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) processor paired with 2GB of RAM
- 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
- MIUI 7 based on Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
- 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, and 5MP front-facing camera
- dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- 3,060mAh battery