It’s been over a year since we’ve seen Xiaomi’s first Redmi Note handset, and it looks like we won’t have to wait much longer to see the budget-friendly device’s successor. Lei Jun, the company’s CEO, took to Chinese microblogging site Weibo the other day to announce that the successor to the Redmi Note would be officially announced on Monday, June 29th.
Although Jun didn’t give any more details on the new smartphone, that’s not stopping the tech world from getting a possible early look at the device. Outed by a phone leaker on Twitter, a new, somewhat blurry press image of the device has leaked out, showing off the handset’s backside. According to the image, the phone looks to feature a metal chassis with what looks to be plastic strips on the top and bottom. We can also see the camera module in the center, as well as a volume rocker and power/standby key on the right side – nothing too out of the ordinary. And, taking a closer look below the camera module, you can see that there’s another small cutout, which looks to be a possible fingerprint scanner, though it’s difficult to tell because of the quality of the image.
As for the device’s internals, previous rumors have suggested that the Redmi Note successor will feature a 5.5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core MediaTek MT6795 CPU, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera and 4G LTE support. Just keep in mind that this image may be a fake, so we won’t know anything for sure until June 29th rolls around.