The unofficial Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 won’t be a totally new device

Reports claim the device will only be an incremental update from its predecessor
The unofficial Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 won’t be a totally new device

If we’ve got you all excited over the alleged Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 with our reports that it will boast a matt exterior and a fancy back panel, we’re sorry. The hype over the device might not be as great as it was made to be.

According to a new listing on the site of Chinese agency, TENAA, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is on its way and the site not only revealed its looks, but specs as well.

However, by the looks of it, you might be disappointed to know that the unit appears to be just a minor upgrade from its predecessor, the Xiaomi Redmi Note, instead of being a completely new device.

If we’re going with what was said, the Redmi Note 2 will have a 5.5in display of 720p resolution. A 13MP main camera might be affixed on the back middle of the device, rather than one speculated to be flushed to the side (like the iPhone 6).

Same, but different

The unofficial Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 won’t be a totally new device

Much like the Xiaomi Redmi Note, it’s also expected to showcase a 5MP selfie snapper, as well as the same overall dimensions of 154 x 78.7 x 9.5 mm. But, it’s said to shed some weight as compared to its predecessor – possibly weighing 188g instead of 199g.

As for its innards, the chipset model wasn’t indicated, but a quad-core CPU rated at 1.2GHz implies that it might be Snapdragon 410. In addition, you can expect 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage (up to 32GB via microSD). It will probably come out of the box running on Android 4.4.4.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note was released sometime in March last year, so we expect its successor to arrive no later than that. Official availability is yet to be confirmed but the device will apparently come in a spectrum of colours – including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black and white.

As for its stipulated price, it should be around CNY799 (around S$173).

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[Source and images: GSM Arena