Xiaomi will be launching Redmi Note 2 Pro, Mi Pad 2 and other devices at a special event scheduled in China Tuesday. Readers should, however, note that the Redmi Note 2 Pro will apparently be called as “Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.”
The name change has been confirmed by the new teaser uploaded in Weibo and Twitter. Meanwhile, China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA) has also confirmed a key configuration of the upcoming device.
The Redmi Note 2 Pro or Redmi Note 3 will be flaunting a metallic design, along with a fingerprint scanner embedded on the back of the device. The handset is also expected to be 0.5 mm slimmer than the predecessor Note 2, Phone Arena reported.
As far as the key specifications go, the Redmi Note 3 will reportedly feature a 5.5-inch display, bundled with 1,080 x 1,920 pixels screen resolution. A MediaTek MT6795 SoC with an octa-core processor, clocked at 2 GHz, is expected to power the device.
When it comes to camera specification, the smartphone will apparently house a 13-megapixel rear-facing sensor, in addition to a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies. A solid 3,060 mAh battery unit has also been tipped to be part of the handset.
Latest report from Gizmo China, citing an updated TENAA listing, said that the Redmi Note 3 will come as a 3 GB RAM variant as well. This means, the 2 GB RAM configuration will be part of the device with 16 GB native storage, whereas the 32 GB model will carry 3 GB of RAM.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 tablet with a slim design, along with the rumored Xiaomi smartwatch, is believed to be part of the Nov. 24 launch event. It has been also speculated that the company’s flagship Xiaomi Mi 5 with Snapdragon 820 on board might also get introduced at the Tuesday event.
Here is the tweet from Xiaomi confirming the new name Redmi Note 3:
— Mi (@xiaomi) November 23, 2015