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Xiaomi to announce 5.7-inch Redmi Note 2 on January 15?

By Cookie Monster - on 11 Jan 2015, 3:54pm

Xiaomi to announce 5.7-inch Redmi Note 2 on January 15?

 The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is listed on Oppomart.

Contrary to an earlier report of Xiaomi announcing the Mi 5 on January 15, it is now believed that the Chinese company will unveil the Redmi Note 2.

Chinese e-commerce site Oppomart has spilled the beans on the Redmi Note 2 by listing its image, specs and price. According to Oppomart, the Redmi Note 2 will sport a 5.7-inch 1080 display with 2.5D curved glass. Its back is also stated to come with a curved Corning Gorilla Glass for "better smooth feeling in your hand". 

Similar to the recently announced HTC Desire 826, the Redmi Note 2 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core 1.5GHz processor and 2GB RAM. It will ship with MIUI 6 which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat. 

Other key specs of the device include a whopping 3,600mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear camera with zero shutter lag and dual-tone LED flash, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, support for global 4G LTE FDD bands, dual micro-SIM card slots and storage options of 16GB or 32GB. It is not known if the Redmi Note 2 supports microSD expansion.

Its physical dimensions are not listed anymore; GizmoChina claimed that Oppomart listed them earlier, but removed it later. The Redmi Note 2 is stated to measure 141.89 x 71.4 x 6.1mm. In comparison, the Redmi Note 4G measures 154 x 78.7 x 9.45mm. Last but not least, the Redmi Note 2 should come in 5 back cover options as it is said that 5 wallpapers are specially designed to match the color of the phone.

The Redmi Note 2 compared to the 5-inch Mi 4. <br> Image source: GizmoChina

Now that we get the specs out of the way, let's take a look at the new design of the Redmi Note 2. If the picture from Oppomart turns out to be true, the Redmi Note 2 will sport a design similar to its current Mi 4 flagship smartphone. You will get the volume controls and power button on the right side. 

Oppomart places a price tag of US$249 (estimated to be S$332 based on currency exchange rates at time of publication) on the Redmi Note 2. Well, it seems that Xiaomi is going to give the ASUS ZenFone 2 and Desire 826 a run for their money soon!

Source: Oppomart via GizmoChina 

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