Leaks about Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi Note 2 phablet are no longer trickling out. They have in fact turned into the proverbial torrent. Just the other day, the upcoming device from Xiaomi was rumored to be up for launch on the 13th of this month alongside the unveiling of MIUI 7. The latest piece of news meanwhile, deviates from that earlier assertion somewhat, as it says the smartphone will come on the 16th of this month rather than on the 13th. The latest leak is the handiwork of @KJuma, a prolific leaker of news about Chinese device makers on the country’s favorite microblogging site, Weibo.
However, most of the earlier rumors about the phone’s internals seem to get confirmed by this particular leak, which comes with purported images of the device and its packaging. The image at the top shows off the phone’s “About Device” screen from the looks of it, where the name of the device can be seen clearly mentioned as Redmi Note 2. The handset is seemingly running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop underneath MIUI 126.96.36.199 (not MIUI 7). The image also shows that the smartphone has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage, out of which, 10.82 GB is user-accessible. The CPU is seemingly clocked at a frequency of 2.0 GHz, although we don’t get to see any of the other hardware specs from the picture.
The smartphone however, has leaked often in the past few weeks, giving us a fairly decent idea about what to expect from it. So coming to what we had already seen and read before, the upcoming Redmi Note 2 from Xiaomi will feature a 5.5-inch FHD 1080p display, and will be powered by either a MediaTek MT6795 (Helio X10) chipset or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, both of which come with octa-core processors. There have also been suggestions that Xiaomi may actually make two different variants for sale at two different price points. All of that however are still strictly in the realms of speculations as of now. Either way, the Redmi Note 2 will reportedly have a 13-megapixel primary camera with an LED flash, and a 5-megapixel secondary camera for selfies. The device is also said to come with a 3,020 mAh battery, and was previously rumored to carry a price-tag of 699 Yuan ($112) in China. However, more recent rumors claim that the device will eventually be priced at 1,099 Yuan ($$175), which seems more likely, if the smartphone indeed launches with the kind of hardware being talked about.