Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 may be announced on Aug. 16: expected specifications and features

By @s_rituparna on
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

Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi may unveil the Redmi Note 2 at an event scheduled for 16 Aug. Previously, it was speculated the company would release the MIUI 7 in their forthcoming August event.

A post shared on Chinese blog MobiPicker says, that Xiaomi’s vice-president of marketing Tony Wei has confirmed on his Weibo account, that a press conference will be held in Beijing on Aug. 16. Referring to Wei’s post on Weibo, Wang Yang, technology director of IHS China mentioned that in this event Xiaomi could launch its brand new Redmi Note 2. Aug. 16 is traditionally a day when Xiaomi meets the press and offers special deals on its phones and accessories.

Chinese wireless regulator TENNA recently certified the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 and revealed its prospective specifications. The device is expected to have two versions, both sporting a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution Full HD display.  An octa-core 2GHz CPU will be driving the phone. The phone will be equipped either with the Snapdragon 615 SoC or would use the MediaTek MT6795 SoC to power the model, reports Phone Arena.

Redmi Note 2 will be packed with 2GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage which will be joined by a microSD card slot, expandable up to 64GB. The battery inside will be sized at 3020mAh lithium-polymer battery. As reported by iDigital Times, in the camera department, the phone will feature a 13 megapixel rear snapper with Led flash, along with a 5 megapixel front unit. The connectivity and networking features include WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB port, 3G and 4G (selected markets). And the software running on the Redmi Note 2 will be Android 5.0 Lollipop covered by Xiaomi’s MIUI. The Redmi Note 2 measures 152.05 × 76.2 × 8.05mm, and weighs 158.62 grams. Other rumors point to an all-metal body and a fingerprint scanner.

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