Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro to Launch as Redmi Note 3, Tips Firm Ahead Launch

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The latest teaser by Xiaomi tips that the anticipated Redmi Note 2 Pro smartphone may actually be launched as the Redmi Note 3 at the company’s launch event on Tuesday. The event is also rumoured to introduce Xiaomi’s first ever smartwatch.

Xiaomi over the weekend posted an image on its Weibo account stating Redmi Note 3 alongside an image caption stating, (translated) “Major news: next Tuesday released Note3 # # red rice. I think you’ll like it.”

For those unaware, Tuesday is the date for the company’s Grand Finale event that was announced last week. The image does not mention anything else about the handset.

While last week we saw Xiaomi teasing the launch of its Mi Pad 2 at its upcoming event, it is now rumoured to also launch a smartwatch. As per a Weibo post by tipster LeaksFly, the company might introduce a Mi Watch at the event. “Yes, as I said, millet watches will be released at the annual conference,” said the post. Unfortunately, the post mentions no other information about the wearable device. Details on the unannounced Mi Pad 2 are also scarce at the moment.

Xiaomi so far has confirmed that the Redmi Note 2 Pro will feature a metal body and fingerprint scanner. The company in its teaser images has corroborated previous leaks of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro, showing a circular camera lens at the back followed by a dual-tone flash below and a circular fingerprint sensor placed below it. It also showed the metal-clad smartphone in Gold colour version.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro was recently spotted in a Tenaa listing. As per the listing, the smartphone may feature MediaTek’s MT6795 Helio X10 processor; a 5.5-inch full-HD display; 2GB of RAM; 16GB of inbuilt storage; a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, Android 5.0 Lollipop, and pack a 3060mAh battery. It also adds that the Redmi Note 2 Pro will measure 149.9×75.9×8.7mm and weigh 165 grams. The Redmi Note 2 Pro is tipped to share the same specifications as the Redmi Note 2. The only difference would be an inclusion of a fingerprint sensor and a metal build.

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