Alright, we get it, aggressive pricing is Xiaomi’s thing, but they’ve finally gone a step too far with the Redmi Note 2.

Take, for example, Motorola’s newest Moto G. For around £160 you get a 5″ 1080p display, a Snapdragon 410 processor, a 2470mAh battery and 1GB of RAM. Those are strong specifications, especially for such a cheap phone.

Then turn your mind to the Redmi Note 2, which costs literally half as much and features a 5.5″ 1080p display, a Helio X10 processor (the same in the ultra-high end HTC M9+), a removable 3,060mAh battery and 2GB of RAM. Yeah, it’s barely even a competition.

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So what about the Redmi Note 2’s other specifications? Something has to give somewhere, surely? Well, apparently not. There’s a 13MP f/2.2 main camera with phase detection and a 5MP front facing camera with large 1.4um pixels for better photographs in the dark. As for dimensions, it clocks in at 152mm x 76mm x 8.25mm, and weighs 160g.

There’s also nice touches like a infrared blaster for controlling your TV and dual Micro-SIM slots (though that’s closer to a necessity in China) and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage (both expandable with 32GB Micro SD cards).

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The phone is also going to run MIUI 7, based on Android 5.0, but largely unrecognisable to those familiar with its stylings. Xiaomi promise this latest version of the software will improve power efficiency, touch response, add a child mode (for blocking apps) and facial recognition within the camera application. Click here for our article about MIUI 7.

And really, that’s about it for the Redmi Note 2. It’s large, powerful and almost comically cheap for what you’re getting. Speaking of cheap, those prices are around £80 for the base 16GB model and £100 for the 32GB model, and both will be available via the usual suspects on the 16th of August.

So, really, the only thing you need to decide now is whether your favour pink, light blue, yellow, white or black.

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