Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 to be announced on August 16th?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 to be announced on August 16th?
Now that we are into the dog days of summer, you would expect product announcements to slow down. Instead, August appears to be a busy month with the Samsung Unpacked event to be held on August 13th expected to unveil two of the most eagerly awaited phones for the second half of 2015. That would be the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, of course. Three days after that, on August 16th, we could see the unwrapping of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2.

A Weibo account belonging to Xiaomi's marketing manager, Mr. Tony, included a statement that reads "Do not wait so long to see the side, right? 816 See Beijing." That was followed by another post from IHS Technology Director Wang Yang. Referring to the previous comment, Yang wrote, "Qiazhiyisuan, debut of the Redmi Note 2.″ While this is not quite as official as a statement from Xiaomi itself, it certainly sounds like the fifth largest smartphone manufacturer on the planet (based on Strategy Analytics' Q2 numbers) will be holding an event in Beijing on the 16th of this month. August 16th is traditionally a day when Xiaomi meets the press and offers special deals on its phones and accessories. Besides the introduction of the Redmi Note 2, we expect the company to unveil its latest Android UI, MIUI 7.

Last month (which is now July), the Redmi Note 2 was certified by China's TENAA agency and the specs of the device were revealed. The unit will feature a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution (FHD) screen. That works out to a 401ppi pixel density. An octa-core 2GHz CPU will be driving the phone, and while the actual chipset is unknown, we could see two versions of the Redmi Note 2. One would be equipped with the Snapdragon 615 SoC, and the other would use the MediaTek MT6795 SoC to power the model. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of expandable storage. The camera package from back to front weighs in at 13MP/5MP, and the lights are kept on thanks to the 3020mAh battery employed by the handset. Android 5.0 is pre-installed with Xiaomi's own MIUI skin running on top.

Keep checking in for the latest news and rumors related to new product announcements. It might be the dog days of summer, but we are working our fingers to the bone to bring you all of these announcements.

via: Mobipicker

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Redmi Note 2
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio X10, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 3060 mAh(11.5h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

excellent bang for the buck!

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

With all those price hikes and whatnot, Xiaomi isn't exactly your go-to bang for buck brand these days, they've lost their mojo....

5. Guaire

Posts: 896; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

After 2014 success they became complacent and left their successful strategy, while other Chinese brands adapted Xiaomi's way. Now they are paying the price. It's a wake up call for Xiaomi.

3. dealova

Posts: 31; Member since: May 19, 2014

An event on Sunday ? hmmm.....

4. olatgf

Posts: 37; Member since: May 02, 2015

Xiaomi need not make any announcement, let them just start selling already

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