Xiaomi’s new New Note device expected to be Xiaomi Redmi Note 2; to be released on June 29
Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi announced on social media platform Weibo that the company will release a new Xiaomi Note device on June 29 in China. The new phone is not likely to be a sequel to either the Xiaomi Mi Note nor the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro considering that they both have been released recently.
However, this upcoming device is widely rumored to be Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, the successor of Xiaomi Redmi Note & Note 4G.
This model could likely feature specs recently leaked on Chinese certification agency TENNA. While the current model has only a HD (720x1280p) screen, the upcoming Redmi Note 2 is said to expected a 5.5-inch screen featuring a 1080×1920 resolution. It is rumored to run on Android 5.0 (Lollipop)-based (MiUI 6.0) software and driven by a 64-bit Mediatek MT6795 chipset. It will have a 13MP rear camera and 5MP snapper in front with OmniVision technology.
There are clashing reports about the amount of RAM the upcoming phablet will feature speculating that the Redmi Note 2 may come with 2GB or 3GB of RAM. It is likely that Xiaomi may release two versions of the device having different RAM, for example, like Redmi Note and Redmi Note 4G, which have 1GB and 2G RAM respectively.
It is also said to have USB Type-C connector, the new USB standard for Android devices, which Google announced at I/O 2015.
It is likely that Xiaomi has plans to bring this model to India, which should be on June 29. In that case, they will have to change the chipset due to an ongoing patent argument with Ericsson, as it cannot sell Mediatek-powered smartphones in the country.