Now, Xiaomi said to launch Redmi Note 2, along with high-end Mi 5 during 15 January event
Xiaomi's head of global expansion Hugo Barra.Reuters

Xiaomi, which recently launched a successor to its hugely popular mid-range smartphone, the Redmi 1S, will now apparently launch a successor to its popular high-ender, the Redmi Note, at an event on 15 January.

According to the latest report published in Gizmo China, the Chinese smartphone company will officially reveal the flagship Redmi Note 2 during its scheduled 15 January media interaction, instead of the flagship Mi 5 smartphone as was rumoured earlier.

The company has also released a teaser image to the media, which hints at a new bigger and better smartphone.

Check out the media invite teaser image below:

Now, Xiaomi said to launch Redmi Note 2, along with high-end Mi 5 during 15 January event
Xiaomi's teaser image, for its 15 January event.GizmoChina

Xiaomi's teaser image is a word search puzzle that contains various aspects that the next Xiaomi flagship (rumoured to be the Redmi Note 2).

These aspects indicate that the smartphone is bigger, comes with glass outer coating, is light, provides value for money, and is large in comparison to the current-gen device.

However, the technical specifications of the purported Redmi Note 2 are yet to be made official, but these aspects have surfaced unofficially via rumours going by which the next-gen Redmi Note 2 will have the following key tech-specs:

  • 5.5in display; having resolutions of 1920x1080 pixels
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating platform, along with MIUI 6 on top
  • Eight-core 64-bit processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash
  • 5MP front snapper for video calls
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity expected
  • A minimum of 3,000 mAh battery expected to drive the Redmi Note 2

Along with the above, it is also interesting to note that Xiaomi has released another media teaser which hints that the company's 15 January event could witness the launch of two different high-end smartphones.

Now, Xiaomi said to launch Redmi Note 2, along with high-end Mi 5 during 15 January event
Xiaomi's second teaser image, for its 15 January event.GizmoChina

So, there is a remote possibility that the Xiaomi Mi 5 could still be unwrapped on 15 January. Xiaomi Mi 5 is likely to get the following tech-specs, according to a Chinese analyst:

  • 5.7in 2K screen
  • An octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 64-bit processor
  • Adreno 430 GPU on board
  • 20.7MP rear camera