Xiaomi teaser hints at Metal-clad Redmi Note 2 with feature finger-print sensor ahead of launch
Xiaomi teaser hints at Metal-clad Redmi Note 2 with feature finger-print sensor ahead of launchBin Lin via Weibo (Screen-shot)

Xiaomi, in a bid to drum up buzz around the next week's launch event, has teased the rumoured Redmi Note 2 Pro, revealing a couple of features of the device.

Company founder and president Bin Lin, posted an image of smartphone's rear-side on Weibo, clearly showing that Redmi Note 2 Pro will come with curved edges similar to the original Redmi Note 2, but will boast brushed-metal like cover to provide a premium touch.

The image also shows that the device houses camera module on the top (in the middle) with LED Flash below it. The interesting thing to note is that the device houses a circular metal ring below the camera module, believed to be the fingerprint sensor.

If the company does launch mid-range phone Redmi Note 2 Pro with biometric technology, it will be a game changer for Xiaomi and is likely get traction in emerging markets like China, India and other South Asian regions.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro is said to feature almost same hardware as seen inside the original Redmi Note 2, which was launched in August.

The key difference between the two is that the former will boast metal body and fingerprint sensor, while the rest of the features are same as the latter.

Also read: Redmi Note 2 Release in India Delayed Indefinitely; Xiaomi vs Ericsson Patent Issue to Blame?

[Source: Bin Lin, Weibo]

Expected features of Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro:

Model Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro
Display 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screenPixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 5.x.x Lollipop with MIUI
Processor MediaTek's MT6795 Helio X10 processor
Storage capacity 16GB
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera
Battery 3060 mAh
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Finger-print sensor, brushed metal-body, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Dimensions 149.9 x 75.9 x 8.7 mm
Weight 165 g