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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 surfaces ahead of expected 16 August launch along with pricing detailsReuters/Jason Lee

Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi, which has an event scheduled for 16 August during which the MIUI 7 is expected to be shown off, could also launch the much expected Redmi Note 2 during the event.

There have been earlier reports suggesting that Xiaomi will launch Redmi Note 2 on 16 August, but a new leak by tipster @KJuma (first reported by MobiPicker) now adds substance to reports hinting at the launch of Xiaomi's Redmi Note 2 on 16 August.

Going by the leaked image, it is evident that the smartphone (believed to be the Redmi Note 2) will be driven by Google's Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop) operating system, rather than the newer Android 5.1 (Lollipop) software platform, with the MIUI 6 on top.

This handset features a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. This handset also runs on a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek processor.

These technical specifications are seemingly in line with earlier rumours that hinted at multiple key technical specifications of the Redmi Note 2.

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 2 is expected to feature the list of generalised technical specs given below, according to rumours:

  • 5.5in IPS capacitive display
  • Android 5.0.2 operating platform with MIUI 6.0 on top
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU within a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 64GB
  • LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 2.0 and microUSB connectivity
  • 3100 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery

Mobipicker, quoting an unnamed report, states that Xiaomi's Redmi Note 2 will be priced at $177 (£114, ¥1099) when released.