The successor of the Redmi Note has been in the news for a long time now. However, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 hasn’t seen the light of the day. If fresh rumours are to be believed, the successor of the budget phablet from Xiaomi will be launched alongside the first look of MIUI 7 on August 13.
A report on MyDrivers, now suggests that Xiaomi will announced the Redmi Note 2 along with the announcement of MIUI 7. The device has been listed on a Chinese retail portal and it revealed the pricing as well. The 32GB variant of the phablet will cost CNY 799 (US $129) and the 16GB variant will have a slightly lower price tag. The Redmi Note has also got certified on TENAA recently and will be up for pre-order from August 16 in China.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 rumoured specifications
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 will feature a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD display, powered by a 2 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6795 processor along with PowerVR G6200 GPU. It will come with 2 GB of RAM along with 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD slot. The device will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS out of the box with MIUI 7 on top of it.
On the camera front, it will rock a 13 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. It will be 8.05 mm thick and weigh 158.62 grams.
On the connectivity front, it will come with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and GPS. The phablet will reportedly pack in a 3,020 mAh battery under the hood with fast charging capabilities. It is expected to come in black, white, red, orange, yellow and green colour variants.
So, if the Redmi Note 2 is being launched on August 13, then we have to wait for the Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus.