Xiaomi’s next introduction is all set to be the new Redmi Note 2 Pro smartphone which is scheduled for an unveiling on November 24. This device has now been teased by none other than the company’s president himself, revealing that it will ship with a fingerprint scanner on its rear surface.
Xiaomi honcho Lin Bin has released an image online which shows an unnamed smartphone bearing the security-focused feature. The looks of this back panel match closely to those of the recently leaked Redmi Note 2 Pro rear shells, leaving no doubt that it’s indeed the said smartphone.
The image has been posted by Lin Bin on his Weibo account (via GSM Arena) and shows that the handset kicks in a metal body as well. These are two major upgrades over last year’s Note Pro, if we go on to compare both of them.
Data that has arrived through a TENAA listing recently has told us that the phone will adopt a slightly smaller 5.5-inch display. Interestingly, this new Xiaomi offering will abandon the Quad HD resolution of its predecessor and go for a 1080p full HD panel.
A 13MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie snapper will remain common, but an octa core MediaTek MT6795 (Helio X10) chipset will be at its heart instead of the Snapdragon 810 CPU. The Note 2 Pro will apparently ship with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a 3060mAh battery. If these specs turn out to be true, this offering will be a downgrade over its precursor which is a strange route to take for the company.
Anyway, you’ll also be pleased to know that Xiaomi could even unveil its highly anticipated Mi 5 device along with the Redmi Note 2 Pro. Let us now wait until November 24 to see if that’s true.