Xiaomi has long been speculated to release its next flagship, the Mi 5. Just last week reports suggested that it may be launched in December this year. However, Xiaomi has issued a new teaser on its Weibo page indicating launch of a smartphone. Now industry watchers expect the company to announce its purported Mi 5. As per reports, Xiaomi may also launch the speculated Redmi Note 2 Pro on the same day.
The teaser shows a phone under curtain, which Xiaomi named as “Mi Dual 11”. Also, the teaser added, “This time we play the big! (sic) New phone finale debut at 0:00 on November 11 onwards,” confirming the launch of a smartphone.
The Mi 5 is expected to come with a 5.2 inch display with Quad HD or 1440×2560 pixels resolution, a 3000 mAh battery and a 16 megapixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) feature. The OIS feature, usually found in high end smartphones and cameras, reduces shakiness in captured images. Besides, the smartphone is expected to have 4 GB RAM, fingerprint scanner, 8 megapixel front camera, and 16 GB /64 GB built-in storage.
The Redmi Note 2 Pro is said to have the same features as the Redmi Note 2 but with a metal body. A different variant of Redmi Note 2 Pro with fingerprint scanner is also expected.
Note that Xiaomi has not launched Redmi Note 2 in India as it is facing a lawsuit from Ericsson that bars it from selling any phone with Mediatek chipset in India. So if the new Redmi Note 2 Pro will also have the same chipset, it won’t be launched in India either.
The Redmi Note 2 has a 2 GHz, octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor and 2GB RAM. The handset offers a 5.5 inch full HD display. For photography, the Redmi Note 2 offers a 13-megapixel rear camera with Samsung camera sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 5-element lens and phase detection autofocus. As per the company, this camera has shutter speed of 0.1 second. For selfies, it has a 5-megapixel front camera.
Besides, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 has a 3060 mAh battery, 16 GB internal storage, Android Lollipop operating system with MIUI 7 interface, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, infra red and dual SIM. The Redmi Note 2 measures 152x76x8.25mm.