Xiaomi just outed its Mi Note 2, which borrows those striking curved 3D glass edges merging in a metal side frame design from Samsung’s hapless Note 7. Since this is the new Xiaomi flagship, the specs are expectedly top-notch.
You get the latest Snapdragon 821 beast with 4GB RAM + 64GB UFS 2.0 storage or 6GB RAM + 128GB UFS 2.0 storage, a 22.56MP Sony IMX318 rear camera with f/2.0 aperture optics, Fingerprint sensor clubbed with the front home button, Infrared sensor, Global LTE band support and a 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.
As you would expect from a Note device, the display being used is 5.7-inches in size and that’s precisely why the full HD 1080P resolution should feel lackluster, more so because it’s an OLED panel.
The vertical bezels are also quite beefy and restrict the screen-to-body ratio to just 77.1 percent, in spite of that almost edge to edge screen. Also, that circular camera sensor feels hideous, at least in the press renders.
Does this qualify as a consolatory Galaxy Note 7? No Sir, not unless Xiaomi manages to make room for a stylus.
Price and Availability
There are no official dates for global roll out as of now. In China, Mi Note 2 goes on sale starting November 1.
- 4GB + 64GB: 2799 yuan (Approx. Rs. 27,600)
- 6GB + 128GB: 3299 yuan (Approx. 32,500 INR)
- 6GB + 128GB Global: 3499 yuan (Approx. 34,500 INR)
Mi Note 2 Specs and Features
|Model||Xiaomi Mi Note 2|
|Display||5.5-Inch, Full HD,OLED display|
|Processor||2.35GHz quad-core Snapdragon 821|
|RAM||4GB LPDDR4/ 6GB LPDDR4|
|Internal Storage||64GB UFS 2.0/ 128GB UFS 2.0|
|Software||Android Marshmallow based MIUI 8|
|Primary Camera||22.56MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, EIS, 6-element lens, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording|
|Secondary Camera||8MP, f/2.0 aperture|
|Battery||3000mAh,Quick Charge 3.0 support|
|Others||Micro USB Type-C, 4G LTE, Wifi, 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Price||Starts at Approx $415 or 27,600 INR|