Xiaomi is readying the successor of its yesteryear budget phablet, the Redmi Note, for a while now, and it seems that the specifications of the device have been leaked. The Redmi Note 2, which has been leaked in all its glory, is rumoured to be announced tomorrow in China alongside MIUI 7.
It is expected to feature a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a 2.5D glass to protect it from scratches and scuffs. It will also feature a 64-bit 2.2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor under the hood. It is still unclear whether the processor is a first-generation unit or a second-generation one. The processor seems to be coupled with 2GB of RAM, which is somewhat of a bare minimum for mid-rangers these days. There may be a variant of the device that features 32GB internal storage and 3GB of RAM, but it’s not completely clear yet.
The Redmi Note 2 will come with a 13-megapixel camera at the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. Similar resolution cameras were used in the first generation of the device, but Xiaomi might have used newer camera sensors this time around. The internal storage capacity will be 16GB, and there will be a microSD card slot on the offer to expand storage capacity. Xiaomi had previously announced that they were looking to remove microSD card slot from their future devices (Mi 4i doesn’t have one), but it might be a deal breaker for consumers in this price range, so Xiaomi might have not removed it.
The phablet will run MIUI 6 based on Android 4.4 KitKat, but it might come as the poster boy for MIUI 7 that is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The battery capacity as per the latest leak is 3,020 mAh, which seems apt enough for its specifications. It is expected to cost somewhere around 699 Yuan (roughly Rs. 8,000) for the 16GB model and 799 Yuan (roughly Rs. 9,200) for the 32GB model. If Xiaomi manages to price it right, it may just give the YU Yureka Plus and Lenovo K3 Note run for its money.