Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has confirmed it will be launching the Mi Note 2 flagship smartphone at a Beijing event on Tuesday, kicking off at 11:30am IST.
In a tweet on Friday, Xiaomi said the Mi Note has been "curved to impress".
Even before the launch, the smartphone has generated a lot of buzz specially because of the dual-edge display, which is a first for Xiaomi. And in its latest teaser, the company has indeed confirmed that the phone will indeed have a dual-edge display which seems very similar to what Samsung has offered in its Galaxy S6 edge and S7 edge smartphones.
Another key highlight of the smartphone is the dual-camera setup, which seems to be the latest trend on mid-range and premium smartphones, something we saw in the latest iPhone 7.
Other than that, this is what we know so far as per various leaks and rumours:
- According to reports that have surfaced, Xiaomi is expected to release two variants of Mi Note 2 - One with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage at CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 27,800) and other with 6GB of RAM/ 128GB of storage at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 29,800).
- The phone will sport a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution and Force Touch, similar to Apple’s 3D Touch. It is expected to be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 821 chipset coupled with Adreno 530 GPU.
- The dual rear camera sensor is said to bear a 23-megapixel Sony IMX318 sensor and a 12-megapixel Sony IMX378 sensor. On the front is said to be an 8-megapixel sensor.
- Mi Note 2 will boast a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, and a fingerprint scanner. , as well as 4G VoLTE , Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz) MU-MIMO, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C connectivity options.
- Xiaomi Mi Note successor will feature a 256GB internal storage, an 8GB RAM, and an Android 7.0 Nougat based MIUI 8 operating system.