Xiaomi is expected to launch its new Redmi Note 2 smartphone alongside its MIUI 7 operating system tomorrow, but any remaining surprises have been completely ruined by a leaked selection of hands-on pictures from China.
Along with a good look at the smartphone’s exterior, there is also an extensive internal hardware breakdown. The Redmi Note 2 sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display and is powered by a 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 SoC and 2GB of RAM.
The smartphone also features a 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, complete with 16GB of internal storage space and a 3,020mAh battery. Overall, the handset appears to be a notable improvement over its predecessor, with superior processing capabilities, additional RAM, and a sharper display resolution. Chinese sources also suggest that there is a 3GB RAM model waiting to be unveiled tomorrow, which may also feature a larger flash memory chip for extra storage.
We don’t have any official price details yet, but sources state a three digit Chinese price tag at most, meaning that it won’t cost more than around $150. Previous rumors suggest that a 32GB model might cost around 799 yuan ($128), while the 16GB version will be available from 699 yuan ($112). The Redmi Note 2 looks to offer some excellent value for money.
We will be watching for the final details at Xiaomi’s official launch event tomorrow, which is taking place in Beijing, China.