Xiaomi rumoured to launch next-gen Redmi Note 2 Pro along with Mi 5 Reuters

Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi, which is rumoured to launch the next-gen Mi 5 smartphone soon, could have another device ready for launch. Earlier, there were rumours about Xiaomi coming out with the Mi Note 2 in November. Now a new report hints at the imminent launch of Redmi Note 2 Pro.

According to a MobiPicker report, that quotes images leaked by China-based web portal Mobile-Dad (translated), the Redmi Note 2 Pro will feature fingerprint sensors along with incorporating a metallic outer frame. The newly- leaked images clearly show a smartphone, believed by MobiPicker to be the Redmi Note 2 Pro, and the smartphone appears to feature a metallic outer frame.

Key technical specs of the purported Redmi Note 2 Pro are said to be identical to those of the existing Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. Rumours also hint at a December launch time-frame for the Redmi Note 2 Pro; the pricing of the handset is yet to emerge.

With the purported Redmi Note 2 Pro said to incorporate technical specs similar to those of the current-gen Redmi Note 2, here is a look at the key features of the latter:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

  • 5.5in IPS display
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop), with MIUI 7on top
  • 2.0GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 and 2.2GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPUs within a MediaTek MT6795 SoC
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32GB variants based on processor
  • LTE, HSPA, GSM, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 3,060 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery claimed to offer a talktime of up to 11.30 hours on 3G

Xiaomi Mi5

With rumours rife about Xiaomi launching the Mi 5 this year, multiple technical specs of the smartphone have surfaced. Going by these reports, the Mi 5 could feature:

  • 5.3in display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC
  • 16MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 4GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage.