Xiaomi had launched the Note 2 earlier this year and now it seems that it will be shortly launching the Note 2 Pro edition. The device in question has been spotted on the TENAA listing and it sports a metal body accompanied with a rear fingerprint scanner.

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The specs from the listing read out, 5.5-inch FHD display, MT6795 Helio X10, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 13-Megapixel primary camera, 5-Megapixel secondary camera and will be backed up by a 3060mAh battery pack. On the software front, the Redmi Note 2 Pro will run Android 5.0.1 wrapped in MIUI 7.

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At 149.98 x 75.96 x 8.75mm, the dimensional attributes seem to be almost unchanged, except for the slight increase in the thickness and weight. Since the Redmi Note 2 is currently retailing at 999 Yuan ($158) the Pro variant is expected to be launched at a slightly higher price tag of 1,099 ($172), As of now there is no word of official launch date, but TENAA certification at least confirms the fact that Redmi Note 2 Pro is in the making.

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The Redmi Note 2 Pro might very well be the first device from Xiaomi to feature fingerprint scanner, only if it is released before the Mi 5 which by the way is also expected to launch early next month. The Smartphone market has recently seen a deluge of devices with fingerprint scanners and other novelties like the USB Type-C, somehow Xiaomi seems to be still lagging when it comes to matching up with their competitors. The Redmi Note 2 Pro in all likelihood will be another well speeced mid-range smartphone that will shape up as a much cheaper alternative to the OnePlus 2 and the Honor 7.


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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.