Xiaomi’s original Note device was one of its most popular releases. The company is now going to follow up with another iteration in form of the Mi Note 2. The company has announced that the latest scion of the series, will be unveiled in China on the 25th of October.
The Mi Note 2 is slating up to be a premium smartphone. With a curved display similar to that rocked by Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge, the device is likely to pack some special tricks up its sleeve. While we haven’t been able to gather much from Xiaomi’s official invite, rumors about the specs of the Mi 2 have already mushroomed all over the place.
According to rumors, the Mi 2 will likely come with a 5.7-inch Full HD display and pack 4GB of RAM. The company is likely to launch it in two variants with 32GB and 64GB of storage respectively. Camera wise, you can ready yourself for a 12MP dual rear camera on the back, which (if the past trends are anything to go by) is likely to be pretty good.
The whole setup will be powered by a battery with a capacity of somewhere around 4000mAh. And in case you are looking for a device with higher capacities and processing capabilities, Xiaomi is also said to be launching a pro version that will come with a 5.7-inch QHD display, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Both these devices are said to be powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has also promised that the Mi Note 2 will pack a surprise. While we will have an official confirmation of the same once the device actually hits the public on the 25th, he may be referring to the bezel less design. Several spy-shots that are claiming to belong to the Mi Note 2, show a device without any bezels. The point is still under debate, with several tipsters talking about very thin edges instead of a complete lack.
Either way, Xiaomi appears to have done some serious work upon the design of the device. While we would advice you to take the news about a bezel less design with a pinch of salt, considering that Xiaomi will have to fit its front cameras somewhere, the device is probably going to look significantly different from its predecessor. Meanwhile, the curved displays are almost confirmed, and it will be interesting to see if Xiaomi has managed to produce the curved AMOLED panels on its own, or if it is partnering up with a third-party (Samsung?) to supply it with the same.