Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro shows off slim gold metal body in official pic

Pre-release mystery is so 2014. Nowadays, honesty seems to be the best policy leading up to a big mobile hardware announcement, which makes sense, given how resourceful leaksters are getting.

Though still close to a week away from a formal introduction, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro has had essentially all its secrets uncovered, via unofficial photoshoots and a revealing Tenaa regulatory visit. But in case it wasn’t already crystal clear the affordable 5.5-incher would sport a slender aluminum frame, the company’s very own CEO took to China’s Twitter equivalent to post a high-res photo starring the phone’s rear cover.

The only surprise is the snazzy gold coat of paint, even if Xiaomi has always relished being compared to Apple. Granted, no one can register trademarks for colors, yet if the Redmi Note 2 Pro is to indeed come glazed in both gold and silver, the Cupertino inspiration is impossible to deny.

Luckily, the camera placement is vastly different, and underneath it, you’ll get a circular fingerprint scanner that Apple neatly integrates in the front home button of iPhones. All in all, the “professional” derivation of the Redmi Note 2 looks to stand out as a premium slab in its own right, not to mention it’s rumored to cost less than the equivalent of $200 in Xiaomi’s homeland.

Redmi Note 2 Pro thin teaser

The OEM wants us to know the Redmi Note 2 Pro is also quite thin, despite likely packing a 3,000+ mAh battery, and the FCC’s Chinese counterpart listed the dimensions at 150 x 76 x 8.75mm, with a total device weight of 166 grams. Would it really be wise to unveil the Mi 5 flagship too next Tuesday if this low-cost bad boy finally breaks its cover?

Sources: Weibo (1), (2)
Via: Phonearena, GSMArena

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