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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 surfaces ahead of expected 13 August launch along with technical specs and pricing details (Reuters/Jason Lee)

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.