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(Update: it's the Redmi Note 3) Xiaomi teaser shows off Redmi Note 2 Pro’s fingerprint scanner
Update, November 23: What we thought was the Note 2 Pro is actually the Redmi Note 3. Xiaomi will unveil tomorrow the sequel to the well reviewed Redmi Note 2, which just launched in August. The company posted this teaser on its Weibo account, confirming the name of the device.
Official details are coming tomorrow.
Original post, November 19: The Redmi Note 2 Pro has appeared in numerous leaks and rumors as of late, but it was earlier this week that we finally learned when the handset would be made official. Xiaomi has scheduled a special launch event for November 24th, and while they don’t specifically say what they are going to unveil, it’s pretty easy to connect the dots.
Don’t want to wait that long to get a better look at what’s next from Xiaomi? You don’t have to, as the Chinese OEM has now posted a teaser image of the upcoming device to the social network Weibo. As you can see in the image, the Note 2 Pro offers a more premium aesthetic than past devices from the handset maker. Not only does the phone appear to have an all-metal chassis, it also sports a fingerprint scanner. Both of these things are firsts for Xiaomi.
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As for what’s under the chassis? The handset is expected to offer essentially the same specs as the Note 2, including a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Mediatek Helio X10 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 13MP main cam, 5MP front cam, and a 3060 Ah battery. Rumors pin the price tag at around $175, which is pretty decent for the specs and build quality here.
Of course it goes without saying that the Note 2 Pro won’t be available officially for much of the western world. For those that are in a region that Xiaomi operates, what do you think of this handset – interested in picking it up?