Until now, we were expecting to see the Xiaomi Mi5 get unveiled on the 15th at Xiaomi’s Beijing event. However, a new leak claims that instead of the Mi5, we might see the launch of the Redmi Note 2 phablet. The phablet has also been listed on Oppomart website, with its full specifications laid bare.
According to a report published on GizChina, all the leaked images so far that were believed to be of the Mi5 flagship, are actually of the Redmi Note 2 instead. We’re not sure if that is actually going to be the case, but we only have to wait a few more days to find out. Anyway, moving on, the Redmi Note 2 phablet has also been listed on the Oppomart website, revealing its specifications before its official announcement.
The Redmi Note 2 will apparently come with glass on the front and back, with Gorilla Glass protection used for both sides. The product listing on Oppomart claims the Redmi Note 2 features the ‘World’s First Curved Glass Body’. The display size has jumped from 5.5” on the Redmi Note to 5.7”. Along with the size, the resolution has also been bumped up to 1920 x 1080, giving it a much higher pixel density of 386PPI. The phablet will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset and come with 2GB RAM. The internal storage options include 16 and 32GB, an upgrade from its predecessor. The rear camera with come with the same 13MP resolution as earlier but this time Xiaomi is using the Sony IMX214 sensor. The front-facing camera comes with a 5MP resolution.
The biggest USP of the phablet though, has to be its battery. The Redmi Note 2 comes with a huge 3,600mAh battery. This is especially impressive considering the claimed maximum thickness of just 6.1mm. The phablet runs on Android 4.4. KitKat and comes with the MIUI 6.0 version. Oppomart lists the device for $249, but this is mainly for international buyers. It may be priced slightly lower for the Chinese market though.