Not long ago we learned that Xiaomi is planning on announcing a new 'Note' device on June 29. This came straight from the Chinese company's CEO, so there's no reason to doubt the intel.
And now in anticipation of that day the image you can see to the left has been leaked by a Twitter account that does this for a living. What you see here may be a capture of a render of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, which is probably the device that we'll see unveiled at the end of the month.
If so, then Xiaomi's next affordable phablet looks like it's going to sport a fingerprint scanner below the rear camera and LED flash. It also seems to employ a metal unibody construction, with plastic strips at the top and bottom to accommodate for antennas.
The power and volume buttons will be on the phone's right side, while the 3.5 mm headset jack will be up top. The whole design is much more curved than Xiaomi's recent handsets.
No additional information has been outed along with this shot, so for specs we need to turn to what's already been rumored. Namely, that the Redmi Note 2 will come with a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera, a 5 MP selfie snapper, and 4G LTE support. MediaTek's MT6795 chipset with octa-core CPU should do the heavy lifting.
Keep in mind that at this point there's no way to tell if this image is legit, so don't take it for granted. As we get closer to June 29, however, we might see more of the Redmi Note 2 - if it will indeed be the one to be showcased on that occasion.