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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 surfaces ahead of expected 13 August launch along with technical specs and pricing details Reuters

Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi, which has scheduled an event for 13 August in the Asian country, is expected to unveil the MIUI 7 at the programme. However, since a Chinese e-tailer has listed the much expected Redmi Note 2 as available for pre-orders, it is expected that the Note 2 could also be launched at the event.

OppoMart has listed the Redmi Note 2 along with key technical specifications and has priced the next-gen smartphone at $199 (£127).

The important aspects of the Note 2 as mentioned on the Chinese e-tailer are similar to the recently launched OnePlus 2.

As per OppoMart, the following are the key technical specifications of the Redmi Note 2:

  • 5.5in display having resolutions of 1920x1080 pixels
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop) operating system, with MIUI 7 on top
  • 64-bit octa-core MediaTek processor
  • 13 MP rear camera
  • 5 MP front camera
  • Dual SIM-card support
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage
  • LTE, HSPA, GSM, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 3,600 mAh battery

If Xiaomi's Redmi Note 2 does possess the above specs, it will make a worthy competitor to the recently launched OnePlus 2.