Xiaomi has been building up a lot of momentum over the past few weeks, and it doesn’t seem like it is stopping anytime soon. On the 24th of November, the Chinese startup will be unveiling a new smartphone. Could this be the crowdfunded device?
More likely than not, the “mysterious” device will be the Redmi Note 2 Pro, which has already been registered on TENAA, China’s certification body. Judging by the specifications listed on TENAA, the Pro variant of the Redmi Note 2 does not differ that much from the standard model. It still has a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, a MediaTek Helio X10 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, as well as 13MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras. What is different, however, is the fact that the Pro variant has a metal construction and a rear fingerprint sensor.
Of course, there is a chance that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be unveiled instead, seeing how Qualcomm has officially announced the Snapdragon 820 processor. After all, the device has apparently been benchmarked on Geekbench, which shows that it is equipped with Qualcomm’s latest chipset. That being said, a benchmark score does not necessarily confirm the existence of a particular device, especially at this point in time.
In retrospect, the Redmi Note 2 Pro already received its TENAA certification, while the Mi 5 is nowhere to be seen. Hence, there’s a good chance the Pro variant of the Redmi Note 2 will be unveiled on that day, although we’ll just have to wait until 24th November is here to know for sure.
(Source: MIUI Forums)