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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 gets okayed by TENAA, no fingerprint scanner in tow

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Xiaomi Redmi Note2
With Xiaomi's upcoming device announcement on July 16, there are a handful of possible candidates for the job. As far as rumors are concerned, we could witness the debut of the Xiaomi Mi 5 and its rumored Mi 5 Plus sibling, but that's certainly not the only device that the large Chinese manufacturer reportedly has in the pipeline. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is also a subject of extensive leaks and rumors, suggesting that a successor to the mid-range Redmi Note might also get unveiled on Thursday. 

Just recently, the Redmi Note popped up for certification at China's TENAA, where it got certified for the local market, with specs and photos of the device aplenty. It will come in two versions, with either an octa-core MediaTek MT6795 or a Snapdragon 615 chipset. Both of them will feature 2 gigs of RAM, 13MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras, as well as 16/32GB of native storage and a 3,020mAh battery.

Design-wise, it looks pretty similar to the original Redmi Note, with one of the few notable differences being the centered loudspeaker at the back. Unfortunately, it looks like the Redmi Note 2 won't feature any metal elements or a fingerprint scanner at the back as it was previously speculated - the freshly-certified handset looks nowhere familiar to the one we had seen before

Well, what about the already-leaked prototype device that seemingly sported a fingerprint scanner at the back? Well, it remains to be seen what this one is - we shouldn't rule out the possibility of another Redmi Note 2 variant that will be donning the security-oriented feature on board. 

In the end, we might easily speculate that the two upcoming variants of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 will differ not only on the inside, but on the outside as well - the MediaTek-powered one might come with no fingerprint scanner, whereas the Snapdragon one could be a bit more feature-rich and metal-made as an added bonus. It remains to be seen if this speculation will hold water.


source: TENAA via NWE (translated)

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