Those living outside China now have another reason to go green in envy in the form of the uber-hot Xiaomi Redmi Note phablet! The Xiaomi Redmi Note, as you probably would be aware by now, is Xiaomi’s first ever phablet and comes with an octa-core processor from MediaTek. The device plays successor to the already very popular Hongmi/Redmi smartphone, which comes with a quad-core processor, and which was initially launched for the same price as that of the Redmi Note. As we reported earlier, the device will come in 2 flavours in 1GB and 2GB RAM variants, along with distinct clock frequencies on the octa-core MediaTek SoC — 1.4GHz and 1.7GHz respectively. Xiaomi Redmi Note Specifications 5.5-inch 1280 x 720p screen 1.4GHz/1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592M/MT6592 SoC 1GB/2GB RAM 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front camera 8GB on-board storage Dual SIM support 3200mAh battery The most interesting part, something which will mean Xiaomi don’t need to spend on marketing, is the pricing of the device. While the 1GB RAM/1.4GHz variant will cost a mouth watering 799 Yuan ($130), the top-end 2GB RAM/1.7GHz version will set you back by an extra 30 bucks and cost 999 Yuan ($160). However, there’s a catch here. International users who would be after the WCDMA version of the device will have to wait a bit longer, as the company has only released a TD-SCDMA compatible variant for now. The first-gen Hongmi too suffered from lack of WCDMA, but it didn’t take Xiaomi very long to roll out a WCDMA compatible variant which we hope is the case here as well. The device went on pre-sale earlier today, and is all set to be available in markets starting one week from now, on the 26th of March.