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A Xiaomi device believed to be the Redmi Note 2 has been spotted at a certification agency website, hinting that the device launch is just around the corner.

The eagerly awaited Redmi Note 2 was rumoured to get unveiled in January, but it never materialised as the company instead launched a premium MI Note (& Pro) series big-screen smartphone.

Soon after this announcement, the speculations surrounding successor of the feature-rich budget Xiaomi Redmi Note phablet have been in silence until now.

A technology blog, Mobile Dad, while leafing through Chinese government-owned Quality Certification Center website, stumbled on an unnamed Xiaomi device with code-number – '2015501' passing 3C certificate with 4G-LTE connectivity.

Initially, the blog couldn't identify the handset name, but upon enquiring its sources, it reportedly confirmed it to be the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2.

It is said to keep the same 5.5-inch screen like we see in the first generation model, but its resolution will bump from HD (1280px720p) to full HD (1920x720p).

Under the hood, it will be packing 64-bit class Mediatek (MT6795) Helio X10 Octa-core SoC (System on Chip) powered by Android Lollipop (either v5.0.2 or v5.1with MIUI skin), 13mp camera on the rear-side, 5mp snapper on the front. With the resource-hogging full HD screen, Redmi Note 2 is expected to come equipped with more than 3,000mAh battery.

So far, like other smartphone-makers, Xiaomi has chosen to remain silent and not respond to speculations. Rumours are rife the Redmi Note 2 will finally see the light of the day next month along with its top-end 'Pro' series sibling.

Leaked Features of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2:

Model Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
Display 5.5-inch full HD screen with 1920 x1080p resolutions
OS Android (5.0.2 or v5.1) with MIUI
Processor 64-bit class Mediatek (MT6795) Helio X10 Octa-core CPU
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera
Battery More than 3,000mAh
Network 4G-LTE