Lei Jun, Xiaomi founder and CEO
Lei Jun, Xiaomi founder and CEO, speaks at a launch ceremony for the Xiaomi Phone 4 in Beijing in 2014. Reuters/Jason Lee

An official-looking Xiaomi teaser ad points to the launch date of an upcoming device widely held to be the flagship Xiaomi Mi 5 or Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro. Either or both will be unveiled within the month.

The mighty Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro was recently certified by TENAA, the U.S. FCC-equivalent in China. Following the certification, GSM Arena said Xiaomi fans can expect the “unnamed” device to be introduced on Nov. 24, citing the new teaser leaked by MIUI. The teaser also says Xiaomi will unveil the handset at the Beijing National Convention Center.

Xiaomi hasn’t released a flagship phone in 2015. It’s being rumored the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be powered by a Snapdragon 820 chipset. Other than the processor detail, this device has remained a mystery so far.

On the other hand, the configuration details revealed by TENAA and other rumors from China have revealed several interesting specs about the Redmi Note 2 Pro. This device is apparently the upgraded version of the well-received Redmi Note 2.

As mentioned earlier, this handset cleared the certification very recently; hence, there is a good chance Xiaomi will unveil the Note series successor rather than the flagship.

Speaking of design, Phone Arena citing Xiaomi Today believes the Note 2 Pro sports a metal body with a fingerprint scanner on board says. Upon release, this device will be the first Xiaomi handset to feature a fingerprint scanner.

As far as the Redmi Note 2 Pro specs go, the handset will reportedly come with a 5.5-inch display and 1,080 x 1,920 pixels Full HD resolution. A MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 SoC along with an octa-core CPU is expected to power the smartphone.

Rumors also say two different models of the Redmi Note 2 Pro will be released. One of them will reportedly house a 2 GB RAM configuration, whereas the other will flaunt 3 GB. The device will reportedly come equipped with 16 GB of native storage space along with a microSD card slot for expansion.

A solid 13 MP rear-facing camera in addition to a generous 5 MP front-facing snapper will also be part of the device. On the software front, there is no Android 6.0 Marshmallow but Android 5.0.2 Lollipop will come preinstalled with the handset. A battery capacity of 3,060 mAh has also been tipped.

Price-wise, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro with 2 GB of RAM on board will reportedly set buyers back by 1,099 yuan (i.e. roughly AU$242; US$172). In any case, readers should note the Chinese tech giant hasn’t confirmed any device-related details thus far.

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