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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 featuring 64-bit processor rumoured to launch in January 2015, along with the high-end Mi 5 (Xiaomi)

Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi, known for both budget and high-end devices such as the Redmi 1S, Redmi Note and the Mi 4, is rumoured to launch successors to some of its popular devices.

A GizmoChina report has leaked images of the next iteration of Redmi Note. This devices is tentatively termed Redmi Note 2.

From the images, it is evident that the successor to the Redmi Note will have the LED Flash and camera sensor located on the left corner at the top, rather than at the centre like the current-gen Redmi Note.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 featuring 64-bit processor rumoured to launch in January 2015, along with the high-end Mi 5
Leaked image of the supposed Xiaomi Redmi Note 2's back panel. GizmoChina

The camera in the next-gen Redmi Note may incorporate a dual LED flash, as opposed to the single LED flash camera that the existing Redmi Note features.

Although not official, various technical specifications of Xiaomi's Redmi Note 2 have surfaced via the GizmoChina report, which are as follows:

  • 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.

Though the report did not mention the price range of the Redmi Note 2, considering the likes of Xiaomi, the devices could be priced in the affordable range.

According to a GizmoChina source, Redmi Note 2 is likely to be released as early as between 21 and 28 January, 2015.

Xiaomi Mi 5 on the cards?

There is speculation that the Xiaomi Mi 5 could be launched at next year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015).

According to yet another Chinese report, Xiaomi's Mi 5 will be a high-ender that will be driven by the latest 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor.

Being a high-end smartphone like its predecessor, 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.

The Mi 5 is also expected to start shipping to buyers in early 2015.