Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Listed By Online Retailer Oppomart

Xiaomi's latest mid-range phablet, the Redmi Note 2, has been leaked a number of times over the past few weeks. While a lot of the hardware specs have already allegedly leaked from multiple sources, most of those leaks have seemingly contradicted each other, and the current leak does not really help in clearing things up unfortunately. Online retailer Oppmart has listed the device on its website with a price-tag of $249. Rather than clearing up all confusions regarding the device's possible pricing, the current quote just adds to it even further. With so much speculations around the pricing, let's get that out the way first. The device is listed on Oppomart for as much as $249, which is significantly higher than any of the leaked pricing thus far. While one of the leaked memos claimed the smartphone will be priced at only 699 Yuan ($112), another leak mentioned a more believable 1,099 Yuan ($175).

As for the device itself, Oppomart suggests that the Redmi Note 2 will feature a 5.7-inch FHD display, whereas TENAA says it will be 5.5-inches, which already suggests that all listed specs might well be speculative rather than concrete. The display resolution however, will be FHD 1080p according to all the leaks that we've come across thus far. The smartphone is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, but previous leaks have also suggested the MediaTek MT6795 (Helio X10) chipset. Some rumors have even claimed that two different versions at two different price points are in the offing. Both the rumored chipsets meanwhile, come with powerful octa-core CPUs. The device is also said to come with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of built-in storage.

As for the cameras, the Redmi Note 2 will reportedly have a 13-megapixel primary camera with an LED flash, and a 5-megapixel secondary camera for selfies, according to the listing. The smartphone is said to carry a 3,600 mAh battery, and will come with LTE connectivity. One thing to note is that the Oppomart listing seemingly confirms previous rumors that the Redmi Note 2 will have Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed, in the form of MIUI 6, rather than Android Lollipop. Other than that, it is entirely possible that most of the listed specs on Oppomart are really placeholders seeing as some of the descriptions are a direct copy from the Redmi Note page. With the launch said to be scheduled pretty soon, we'll just have to wait for Xiaomi to officially clear out all the doubts for us.

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