On Tuesday, we learned the launch date of the next Xiaomi Note device, thought to be the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, as June 29, and also saw a screenshot of the handset's home screen, all coming from the company CEO Lei Jun. However, the smartphone has now shown up in a leaked image on Twitter, revealing new features and a slight change in the design.
The purported image of the unannounced Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, showcasing the rear panel of the handset, was posted by tipster @leaksfly on Twitter on Tuesday. From the image, the highlight of the new smartphone seems to be the fingerprint sensor placed right below the camera, which is now circular instead of square, and the flash.
In line with the current Redmi Note smartphone design, the successor shown in the image would sport volume and phone lock buttons on the right side and a 3.5mm headphone jack on top. The difference however lies in the build material of the device. As per the leaked image, the Redmi Note 2 seems to sport a metal body along with two plastic strips placed on top and bottom, which are said to accommodate the antennas. The current Redmi Note features a plastic build.
Unfortunately, the specifications of the handset in question was not mentioned in the leak. The smartphone however, allegedly passed China's Quality Certification Centre, tipping some innards of the handset. As per the listing, the Redmi Note 2 is supposed to include a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display; a 13-megapixel rear camera; a 5-megapixel front camera, and battery larger than 3000mAh. 4G LTE connectivity is also tipped.
As for the processor, a Chinese site previously claimed that the Redmi Note 2 will pack MediaTek's recently launched Helio X10 (MT6795) chipset. Another report had claimed that the smartphone will be powered by a Snapdragon 410 (MSM8919) processor. However, the wait for official details will not be long as the handset will be arriving in less than two weeks from now.