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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 back panel leaks along with the phablet's specs

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 back panel leaks along with the phablet's specs
Back in October, we showed you an image of what was reportedly the rear cover of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. Today, some new images have appeared, claiming to be the back cover of the sequel to Xiaomi's 5.5-inch phablet. In addition to the photos, some of the sequel's specs have leaked out as well. We've seen rumored specs for the Redmi Note 2 leak out before, and they portrayed the device as being an affordable beast. What do the latest rumored specs reveal? Read on!

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is expected to keep the same 5.5-inch screen seen on the original. This time, though, the resolution will be getting a bump to 1080 x 1920. The silicon under the hood could be a 64-bit octo-core processor from Qualcomm (Snapdragon 615) or MediaTek (MT6752). 2GB of RAM is inside with 16GB of native storage. The back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 13MP and 5MP respectively and a larger than 3000mAh battery would be charged with the job of keeping the lights on. Android 4.4 is pre-installed with MIUI 6 running on top of the Android build.

These specs are somewhat less teeth baring than what we saw with the previous rumor. That speculation had the Redmi Note 2 coming to market with 3GB of RAM, a 20.7MP rear snapper and an 8MP "selfie" camera up front. The device was said to be coming in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB versions priced at $165, $215 and $245, respectively (price of 128GB model was unknown).

The latest buzz has the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 launching between between January 21st and January 28th. Meanwhile, the image below, said to be the rear cover of the Redmi Note 2, shows the movement of the camera sensor to the left top corner, right next to a cutout large enough for a dual flash unit. We could be looking at a front-facing speaker, or a grill on the bottom of the phone since no speaker grill appears on the pictured rear cover. Of course, there is the possibility that this picture has nothing to do with the Redmi Note 2, especially since the leaked rear cover of the phablet that we showed you in October, looks nothing like the one pictured below.

Is this the back cover for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2?

Is this the back cover for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2?


Thanks for the tip!

via: GizmoChina

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posted on 26 Dec 2014, 14:40 1

1. Guaire (Posts: 517; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


That back panel leaked months ago. It's supposed to belong a contender to MX4, price would be 1499 yuan (around $245.) Of course Redmi Note 2 can't be more than 999 yuan.

They have to release it ASAP because Redmi Note is outdated comparing to it's new competitors. They can't afford delaying.

Even these specs isn't impressive anymore.

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 03:26

19. nokia12 (Posts: 484; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


it is confirmed PA is 3 months behind gsmarena lol..

http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_redmi_note_2_phablet_will_be_powered_by_snapdragon_615-news-9922.php

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 14:46 4

2. AlikMalix (Posts: 5838; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


"Note 2". These bastards copy anything.

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 15:48 4

4. Busyboy (unregistered)


Are you serious RN? So did Sony copy Blackberry using the Z3 name? Did Samsung copy Sony with the upcoming Z1? Grow up

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 18:26 1

9. tech2 (Posts: 3455; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Yes. Just because someone else copied too doesn't mean that gives them right to copy. Besides, Sony was already using that series before the Blackberry Z3 and it was quite obvious they would be naming its flagship in that order before Blackberry came out. So that reasoning is pretty flawed.

'Did Samsung copy Z1 ?' Yes they did. Still copying copying a letter is not the same thing as copying the entire name which Xiaomi has done here. Nor is Samsung's Z1 is any way competition for Xperia Z1 as its a low-speced with different OS which will only be released in handful of developing countries at a cheaper price. Whereas, Redmi Note 2 is clearly a competing with Galaxy Note series.

This company has already has a track record of blatantly copying, Apple. So is no surprise they would want to copy Samsung too:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Xiaomi-needs-to-try-much-better-not-to-look-like-a-blatant-Apple-copycat_id58490

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 20:26 1

12. UnlimitedSkye03 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


So your saying if any other company appends the word "Note" with their products name, they're blatantly copying Samsung??

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 02:07

16. AlikMalix (Posts: 5838; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Its not about the word "NOTE" it's about the fact that when I say "I own a Note 2" people automatically assume I'm talking about Samsung Phablet - I believe Samsung build a very compelling brand recognition with the Note Series (hundreds of millions went into building that brand recognition) and now some noob is trying to get a ride for free - there are thousands of creative names they could have chosen for their device, anything from digits to madeup words: Q2, TapTap, Zinfundo, ComTab, KP7, NoteTab, Xiomi Redmi 2 - "Note" isn't even a good one - but they chose it for a reason - and that reason is brand recognition to dilute customer preference...

Whether its form (see iPhone 6 clones) or Name - they're after brand recognition that cost others hundreds of millions to build...

If my product was REALLY better than competition such as Samsung - I would try to differentiate from Samsung as much as I can. This, on the other hand, proves that they're trying to raise themselves to Samsung product popularity - which they're NOT!!!

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 21:16 1

14. SnowWhite (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Not anything; everything.

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 15:34

3. Gadgety (Posts: 172; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


$245 for a 128GB version, seems like good pricing. I paid almost half of that just for the 128GB microSD card in my tablet.

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 17:13

6. Busyboy (unregistered)


245$ is the price of the 64GB model. Read it again, 128GB price is unknown.

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 16:26

5. Gothbeard (Posts: 54; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


If those dimensions are correct, it's obviously not for a 5.5inch display.

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 17:52 2

7. tweetgadget (Posts: 49; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


I will never ever again buying xiaomi phone.. cos they really bad at software update... they even havent the source code for most phone!! phatetic!

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 17:54 1

8. tweetgadget (Posts: 49; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


[EDIT] I will never ever again buying xiaomi phone.. cos they really bad at software update... they even havent released the source code for most phone!! phatetic!

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 19:31 1

10. simpleas (Posts: 196; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


Samsung is no1 for a reason. You get what you paid for. Also, i wish these guys would stop using Note in their name. Wtf. Has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING on the Galaxy Note... damn kirfs

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 02:08

18. AlikMalix (Posts: 5838; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


See my post #2 and #16

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 19:49 2

11. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


You're never going to buy a dictionary either, are you?

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 20:30 1

13. UnlimitedSkye03 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Have you ever checked MIUI updates? And please fix up that bad english of yours

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 21:20

15. SnowWhite (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Is this phone even for sale in the US? If not, why is it reported on?

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 02:07

17. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Because believe it or not, there are people who actually live outside the US! Mind=blown

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