Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro release date: Leaked image confirms metallic back, fingerprint scanner
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro release date: Leaked image confirms metallic back, fingerprint scannerTwitter / Steve Hemmerstoffer

Xiaomi is planning to unveil the Redmi Note 2 Pro but official details of the handset have been kept under wraps. But there is no stopping the regular leaks in the tech world, giving away key details of the handset. In the latest development, a leaked image has revealed that the Redmi Note 2 Pro will indeed feature a metallic back with a fingerprint scanner placed right below the camera module.

The new leak comes from My Drivers, a prominent Chinese site with credible sources, showing the metallic back panel of the Redmi Note 2 Pro with three holes in the back for camera, flash and the fingerprint scanner. The leaked image also shows the speaker will be placed at the bottom of the rear cover, just below the company's "mi" branding.

Additionally, the power/lock button alongside the volume buttons will be located on the right side of the device.

Prominent mobile tipster, Steve Hemmerstoffer, who also runs the @OnLeaks Twitter handle, shared the image on his official account, adding credibility to the ongoing rumour.

So far, rumours have it that the Redmi Note 2 Pro will be an advanced version of the Redmi Note 2, which received immense popularity. The new device is expected to feature two main upgrades, metal back and fingerprint scanner, which have now been confirmed in the fresh leak. But other features are expected to be identical to the original Redmi Note 2.

If so, the Redmi Note 2 Pro will feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 5MP front snapper, 3,060mAh battery and a 2.2GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6795 SoC with PowerVR G6200 GPU and 2GB RAM. The device will offer 32GB internal storage with an option to add extra memory using microSD cards and run on Google's Android 5.1 Lollipop-based MIUI 7.

Earlier this week, a Times Now report had revealed that the Redmi Note 2 Pro passed China's 3C certification, suggesting the device's official launch is likely to happen in November.

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