Xiaomi has reportedly passed the Chinese certification for one of its prominent devices, Redmi Note 2 Pro, hinting at an early release. The handset has long been in the rumour mill, building anticipation among fans with its leaked specifications. With the latest news of the device getting an approval in China by 3C certification, the launch of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro can be expected as early as next month, NDTV reports.

Timesnews UK spotted variants of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro with model numbers 2015617, 2015611 and 2015056 listed on the 3C certification website database. Another Xiaomi model, Mi 2014816 was listed alongside Redmi Note Pro 2, which according to the publication is a low-end device that passed TENAA certification earlier this month.

As per the rumours, the Redmi Note 2 Pro is slightly upgraded from the original Redmi Note 2. Last week, leaked images of the Redmi Note 2 Pro suggested two variants of the handset are to be released. As per the reports, the high-end Redmi Note 2 Pro will pack a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel below the camera sensor while the other variant will do away with the advanced authentication feature.

In addition, the Redmi Note 2 Pro will don metallic build, giving the device a premium feel as compared to the Redmi Note 2. But, other features are expected to remain the same.

If so, then Redmi Note 2 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.

Redmi Note 2 Pro, like the Redmi Note 2, will offer 32GB built in storage with microSD card slot and run on Android 5.1 Lollipop based MIUI 7.