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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro Hits TENAA, Confirms Metal Body With Fingerprint ID

by Joe 11

We have been hearing a lot about the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro version, mainly because it is rumored to be the first Xiaomi smartphone to feature fingerprint ID as well as all metal design. While until now, we had no concrete proof for these rumors (except for a leaked image), now thanks to a TENAA listing we can confirm these features.

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According to the image that we spotted on TENAA, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro will come with the same design that we saw in the leaked image back in October. So, you have a smooth metal body at the back, along with a fingerprint sensor right below the rear camera. Between these two sensors, we can see dual LED flash as well.

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The front features a traditional Xiaomi design with capactive buttons and a camera sensor right on top. The display is said to be a 5.5-inch panel with FHD resolution, same one as the Redmi Note 2.

The phone will feature the same specs as the Redmi Note 2, so it will sport the MT6795 Helio X10 under the hood clocked at 2.0GHz with 2GB RAM (3GB RAM version a possibility), 16GB storage, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front facing shooter and a 3060mAh battery. Given its metal design, the phone will measure 149.98 × 75.96 × 8.75 mm (slightly thicker than 8.25mm Note 2) and will weigh a bit more than the regular version at 165 grams. It will run on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OS.

Since it features the same specs as the original version, the new Redmi Note 2 Pro is said to be priced at around 1099 Yuan which comes to just $172. Not a bad deal with MT6795, fingerprint ID and 2GB RAM on board.

We expect the phone to release pretty soon, so stay tuned to gizmochina in the coming days for more details.


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  • Qidamin

    Inspired by Meizu…

  • Wolverine

    Uhm so the only different is Metal back casing and fingerprint sensor ?

    Oh come on Xiaomi , you can do better than this.

    Please upgrade to Helio X20 to this Pro version of Redmi Note 2 then it will be more worth to buy. Memory also can bump to 3GB, etc

    • Max

      That won’t happen.

  • Josh

    It seems to have a dual LED flash.

    • Joe

      Yea, actually you are right.. Don’t know how I missed it. Its Fixed!

  • Hiwyx

    It’s exactly the same offer as LeTV 1S except 2Gb vs 3Gb ram. Except 1s is actually beautiful but Xiaomi probably has sd extension which can be a major selling point…

    • tauerman

      I really would consider the LeTV 1S x500, but it doesn’t come with all sensor. As far as I have seen in Videos it lacks a Gyro and G-Sensor. I don’t know if they calculate those missing parameters in software from the other sensor data. (that is possible according to google) Or if they don’t, how will it affect me in daily use.

  • AbdulB1

    What I dislike most about these metal phones is difficult battery replacement and dents.

  • illystor

    As far as this vs. the Meilan Metal goes… I’m torn. It shouldn’t be a huge dealbreaker but until I know there’s a regular Flyme on Android, without the YunOS underpinnings, for the Metal, I am reluctant to entertain buying one. If not for that feature, I wouldn’t even have to think. This new Redmi could interest me but if the battery life is still a little lacklustre I don’t know what to do. As mentioned in another comment… looking at this vs, for instance, the LeTV 1S, it’s hard to see what makes this a better offer. Add to that the fact that this design is really uninspired. You look at the Mi Note, and the Mi4, even the Mi4i/Mi4c, they were nice designs in their own right, and though you can say some of them borrowed heavily from others, they still delivered it well. This looks like a very poor copy of better products. I know the Redmi range is still the low-end offerings, but they could try and make a few more concessions to style.

    • tauerman

      The Meizu (blue charm) (Meilan) Metal, has YunOS from Alibaba and can’t be rooted. 🙁 I verified it with 2 XDA members and used google translate on forum threads found via baidu.
      That missing root option is the only thing that keeps me from buying the Metal.

  • Max

    What’s the point? The least they could’ve done is added a bigger battery, even if it’s only a little bigger.