Get excited over an alleged back panel of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

A plastic case seems insignificant, but it sheds some details on the next phablet from the Chinese smartphone maker
Get excited over an alleged back panel of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2

It’s been awhile since we last heard of or seen a Xiaomi product rumour, but we knew it wasn’t going to stay that way for too long. Now, a fresh set of leaks about the successor to the Xiaomi Redmi Note has emerged.

According to Weibo, the device is currently in the works, accompanied by some images of the alleged back panel. A picture of a plastic case doesn't tell much, but it can be used to extrapolate the possible dimensions and hardware.

Popular belief is that the phablet will sport a 5.5in screen size, although with bigger bezels and will measure 159 x 82 mm, instead of the 154 x 78.7mm that the Redmi Note measures.

There’s no inkling if there’ll be any alterations to the device’s video recording facilities. But the positioning and shape of the camera and flash cutouts suggest it will be of a different design as compared to the current Xiaomi line-up.

For now, no rumours have confirmed or denied if its resolution will remain at 720. But the camera is said to have a 13MP sensor, with at least a dual-LED upgrade. As for its insides, the alleged Redmi Note 2 is said to have an upgraded 64-bit enabled Snapdragon 615 with an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor, along with 2GB of RAM.

What we are hearing is that the Redmi Note 2 will supposedly cost 1500 yuan, which comes up to about RM803. Comparing that to the previous Redmi Note, it’s quite a jump in price. Still, that's a significantly lower price than most other phablets with similar hardware.

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[Sources: GSM Arena and Phone Arena, image: Weibo]