Xiaomi launches MIUI 7, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 2 Prime

It's official: Xiaomi's mid-range smartphones, the Redmi Note 2, the Redmi Note 2 Prime and the latest version of its Android-based operating system, MIUI 7, are finally out. The products were launched in Beijing, with the global launch of MIUI 7 happening in New Delhi on August 19.

The Redmi Note 2 is 4G-capable dual-SIM phone with a 5.5-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels display and comes with a 2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor.

It also sports 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage as well as a MicroSD slot to add more storage space.

Also, it features a 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. The handset packs a 3,060 mAh removable battery and an IR blaster for controlling the user's home entertainment system.

The Note 2 Prime comes with a more powerful 2.2GHz chip and the onboard storage at 32GB and has rest of the configuration same as Redmi Note 2.

The two new Xiaomi smartphones will go on sale online starting in China on August 16. The Note 2 will cost $125 (approx Rs. 8,000)  and the Note 2 Prime will retail for $155 (approx Rs. 10,000). Official India pricing hasn't been announced yet but is likely to be similar.