Xiaomi will be holding an event on September 27 and days before this event happens, leaks of the rumored Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pro have emerged with fresh details of the flagship.
The event will also be used to unveil the successor to the Xiaomi Mi 5 – a phone dubbed the Mi 5s, however, the current details are about the larger Mi Note 2 Pro. Apparently, this phone will be the first from the Chinese Android OEM to come preinstalled with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat. This is great news given that LG happened to be the first Android OEM to come in with a device based on this OS out of the box – the LG V20.
Google, on the other hand, is expected to unveil the Pixel and Pixel XL phones at an event early next month, but with the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pro set for a launch date of September 27, alongside the Mi 5s, it will possibly be the second handset to reach the market based on this OS.
The news comes courtesy of a screenshot of an “About Phone” section leaked on Weibo. The screenshot has details of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pro phone that is powered by the latest Snapdragon 821 SoC, which is clocked at a speed of 2.6GHz and is paired with a monster RAM of 8GB. This is more than anything else that has existed on a smartphone, but the 256GB of storage is starting to be the new norm. This should be the high-end model, probably, something that should mean there will be lower variants as well.
In addition to the striking hardware specs, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pro screenshot also confirms that the phone is running on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. On top of this new dessert is the company’s MIUI 8 skin.
In case you haven’t noticed, the rumored Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pro is the upgraded version of the yet-to-be-released Xiaomi Mi Note 2. So, why would Xiaomi release an upgraded version of a phone that it hasn’t released yet? Well, this is why you should also take this report with some form of skepticism. It is possible that the screenshot could be fake, but with September 27 just a week away, only time will tell.