Exclusive first leaked photos of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2


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Purported leaked photos of a metal Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 have arrived in our inbox today. Are these really photos of Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi device?

Our sources at ibuygou.com, sent over these exciting photos of a mystery Xiaomi model claiming that they could be of an upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 device.

The current Xiaomi Redmi Note is a supersized Redmi with plastic body and 5.5-inch display. It isn’t the most attractive phone, but offers a big device at a low cost. For the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, the Beijing phone maker has gone back to the drawing board and has created a much more premium looking design.

Although not confirmed, the photo do seem to show a 5.5-inch phablet device with a metal chassis similar to that found on the Xiaomi Mi4. The top of the chassis has the 3.5mm headphone jack, and what appears to be an infrared remote unit for taking control of your living room.

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Power and volume buttons remain in the standard Xiaomi locations but look like they have also been made of metal too. On the rear the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 has a nice clean look with single LED flash, simple ‘Mi’logo and camera.

Internal specifications of the phone are not yet known, but we can hazard a guess at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 getting a Qualcomm processor, 2GB RAM and 13 mega-pixel main camera. Judging by the thickness of the chassis a large battery should be part of the package too.

Xiaomi are not the only company to launch a mid-range phablet. Meizu are also rumoured to release the Meizu m2 note on June 2nd. Let’s see how these compare in a few months.

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18 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    May 28, 2015

    Looks fake to me, especially if you look at the picture of the “mi” logo, it is horrible.

  2. balcobomber25
    May 28, 2015

    Looks fake to me, especially if you look at the picture of the “mi” logo, it is horrible.

  3. Sere83
    May 28, 2015

    Yeah i’d say fake, amazing if true, but seems unlikely. Think xiaomi need to have consistency across their range with camera position and shape, also body shape etc.

  4. Sere83
    May 28, 2015

    Yeah i’d say fake, amazing if true, but seems unlikely. Think xiaomi need to have consistency across their range with camera position and shape, also body shape etc.

  5. Christo
    May 28, 2015

    So the rumor of the chipset for the Redmi Note 2 is back to Qualcomm? The rumor seems to go back and forth with the Mediatek MT6795.

    • May 30, 2015

      Thats generally what happens in the rumor mill …. back and forth … lol

  6. Christo
    May 28, 2015

    So the rumor of the chipset for the Redmi Note 2 is back to Qualcomm? The rumor seems to go back and forth with the Mediatek MT6795.

  7. Guaire
    May 28, 2015

    I like Mi4i’s design. Scale it up to 5.5 or 5.7 inch and you got a winner design wise IMO.

    I’m not sure this is a good time to releasing Redmi Note 2. They waited too much.

    Better wait more until catching up next generation chips. Otherwise it will look outdated comparing to competitors several months after it’s launch.

  8. Muhammad Yasir
    May 28, 2015

    single flash instead of triple ? 🙁

    • Xalis
      May 28, 2015

      Why just triple? I want a octa flash!

      • Muhammad Yasir
        May 28, 2015

        same 😀 !

      • balcobomber25
        May 28, 2015

        An octa flash would require at least a 10,000mAh battery. With today’s batteries you would be able to take about 3 pictures before you battery was drained lol.

        • Andrew T
          May 28, 2015

          i think it was a joke 🙂

          • balcobomber25
            May 29, 2015

            As was mine…..

  9. Jason45
    May 28, 2015

    Offtopic: Xiaomi has lowered the price of the 2GB Mi4 version to 1499 yuan (just like Meizu MX4), around 240 USD in China.

  10. Paap Mrittu
    May 28, 2015

    The back looks like a Jiayu S3

  11. Angry Mobile Nerd
    May 28, 2015

    Just to go against the grain I’m going to say I think it’s real.

  12. Shinshin
    May 30, 2015

    I really want a new Redmi Note with an MTK6752 chip (or better) in the price range of Lenovo K3 Note and Jiayu S3.
    I bet it won’t happen because it will eat into the Mi Note purchases.