Xiaomi is expected to launch its new Redmi Note 2 smartphone alongside its MIUI 7 operating system tomorrow, but any remaining surprises have been completely ruined by a leaked selection of hands-on pictures from China.

Along with a good look at the smartphone’s exterior, there is also an extensive internal hardware breakdown. The Redmi Note 2 sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display and is powered by a 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 SoC and 2GB of RAM.

The smartphone also features a 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, complete with 16GB of internal storage space and a 3,020mAh battery. Overall, the handset appears to be a notable improvement over its predecessor, with superior processing capabilities, additional RAM, and a sharper display resolution.







Chinese sources also suggest that there is a 3GB RAM model waiting to be unveiled tomorrow, which may also feature a larger flash memory chip for extra storage.

We don’t have any official price details yet, but sources state a three digit Chinese price tag at most, meaning that it won’t cost more than around $150. Previous rumors suggest that a 32GB model might cost around 799 yuan ($128), while the 16GB version will be available from 699 yuan ($112). The Redmi Note 2 looks to offer some excellent value for money.

We will be watching for the final details at Xiaomi’s official launch event tomorrow, which is taking place in Beijing, China.

Read comments