Someone better help the Chinese smartphone maker fix their pipes before they burst from leaking too much; we say this due to the constant leakage of photos that show their unreleased devices. But as more images surface, we’re still doubting if this particular smartphone will actually be the Redmi Note 2 Pro. Anyhow consumers still have nothing to lose, we’re still getting fresh glimpses of a Xiaomi device from China’s regulatory agency, TENAA.
As you can tell, it’ll have a fingerprint sensor on the rear and some metal to go along with it, a first for any Xiaomi device out there (Mi 4 and Mi Note were only metal edged). We would think that Xiaomi wouldn’t kick themselves in the butt, as it seems far-fetched for them to try out something so different on a Redmi – placing it on a flagship device would likely bring more promise and also the Redmi name has attached itself to a moniker so distinct that this would be a 180-degree turn around.
Another thing we had noticed was, if this were to be a Redmi device, then why did they remove the red coloured capacitive buttons? Doesn’t make much sense, unless they want to move away from the Redmi platform and make the Xiaomi brand more uniform.
Believe what you may, these are all leaks; so there’s no actual word from Xiaomi. Bar none, if it is truly the Redmi Note 2 Pro, it’ll carry the same specs as its predecessor. Translating to a MediaTek Helio X10 processor underneath the 5.5-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) screen. It’s purported to have 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, while there will be a 13-megapixel shutter on the rear.
Moving your way up front, you’ll be greeted by a 5-megaxpiel sensor. Once a realisation comes about, you’ll see that handing the smartphone a metal build means that there won’t be any chances of removing the 3060 mAh battery inside. If it stands as it is, the phone will have a selling price of US$ 172 (RM 753) – that’s if it really is another Redmi product.
We apologise for the cynicism but things aren’t adding up on our end. More so since Xiaomi just brought the Redmi Note 2 to Malaysia (and other emerging markets). Rumours, maintain their bad rep; at least for this moment of time.
We’ll have to wait to see what Xiaomi has to say about all this, which they likely won’t, since it fuels interest in the brand. One has to hand it to them, now everyone is merely guessing what their next move is and this witch-hunt is getting quite fun.
Feel free to add to the rumours with your own analysis of all this and at the same time, check out the post about how the Xiaomi “Gemini” was spotted with a Snapdragon 820 processor here.