Xiaomi has released few devices over the last few months, including the Redmi Note Pro earlier this year, but is tight-lipped on the release date and features of its upcoming device dubbed as the Redmi Note 2 Pro.
It has been reported that Xiaomi is planning to release its Redmi Note 2 and Note 2 Pro in the third quarter of the year, possibly in July, but it is not confirmed yet. The Chinese smartphone maker is expected to announce the device soon.
Interestingly, a new Xiaomi Note device with model number R100867 has been spotted on Zauba, a website that keeps track of imports into and exports from India. A unit of the device has been shipped from the United States to Bangalore, India for "testing purpose for company internal use" and "not for sale." The price of the device mentioned on the site is ₹26,509.
It won't come as a surprise if the Xiaomi Note device with model number R100867 is the Redmi Note 2 Pro, as the Note 2 is likely to come with a price tag much lesser than ₹26,509 (market price is expected to be higher). So, the Xiaomi Note device, which has been shipped to India for testing, could be the mi Note 2 Pro in most probability.
It may be recalled that the Chinese smartphone maker was expected to unveil a device codenamed Xiaomi H3Y with a price tag of CNY 1,500 (approximately ₹15261 / $245 / €194) in April, but that didn't happen. Several media reports claimed that the Xiaomi H3Y is none other than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro.
According to the report, the upcoming Redmi Note series phone with project name Hermes and model number Xiaomi H3Y will sport FHD Display (Display size unknown), have metalic design, powered by MediaTek MT6795 64Bit Octa-core processor and MIUI 6 based on Android 5.0 or 5.1 Lollipop. It is likely to come packed with 2GB RAM, and 13MP Main Camera with Samsung S5K3M2 ISOCELL image sensor and 5MP front snapper.