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

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.


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19 Comments

1. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 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.

19. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

2. AlikMalix unregistered

"Note 2". These bastards copy anything.

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

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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

12. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 293; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

16. AlikMalix unregistered

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!!!

14. SnowWhite

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Not anything; everything.

3. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

6. Busyboy unregistered

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

5. Gothbeard

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

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

7. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 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!

8. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 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!

10. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 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

18. AlikMalix unregistered

See my post #2 and #16

11. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

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

13. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 293; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

15. SnowWhite

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

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

17. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

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