Nearly a couple of weeks after it had its metal back leaked, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro smartphone has been spotted listed on the website of Chinese certification and regulatory authority TENAA.
Xiaomi’s yet-to-be-announced Redmi Note 2 Pro smartphone, which we have already seen in numerous leaks and rumors, might finally see the light of the day as soon as November 24, 2015
The possible launch date comes from the teaser image posted by the company on its Weibo account on Tuesday. The teaser image says ‘Grand Finale’ in Chinese, followed by the launch date but fails to mention anything about the smartphone. As per website My Drivers, the launch is scheduled to take place at the Beijing National Convention Centre.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro was last week spotted in a Tenaa listing. As per the listing, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro may feature Mediatek’s MT6795 Helio X10 processor; a 5.5-inch full-HD display; 2GB of RAM; 16GB of inbuilt storage; a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, Android 5.0 Lollipop, and pack a 3060mAh battery. It also adds that the Redmi Note 2 Pro will measure 149.9×75.9×8.7mm and weigh 165 grams.
In-line with previous leak, the new leaked image spotted in Tenaa listing shows fingerprint scanner at the back panel. The Redmi Note 2 Pro is tipped to share the same specifications as the Redmi Note 2. The only difference would be an inclusion of a fingerprint sensor and a metal build.
An image showing on TENAA the handset’s rear metal case also got leaked on the Web. The image showed holes for the primary camera, LED flash, and one for what may be a fingerprint scanner. The leaked image also revealed that the volume rocker keys are on the right panel, and a Mi logo is present on the bottom.
The outer proportions changed slightly from the Redmi Note 2, but only by a small margin. More specifically, the Redmi Note 2 Pro is only 0.02-inches thicker than its predecessor.
Of course, with Xiaomi in the recent past sharing multiple teasers that did not lead up to an actual launch, the company may even launch the much-anticipated Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone instead. A recent leak however tipped the Xiaomi Mi 5 to run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC, and if that is correct, the smartphone may only hit retail shelves in Q1 2016, after the SoC is launched. Another report pegged December 3 to be launch date of the Mi 5, which remains a possibility if the launch and release are widely separated.