Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is the newest flagship that the Chinese OEM is reportedly lining up for a launch either this month or this coming month of November.
It has been in the rumors for months now and up to now, a lot has been said about the phone. In fact, the looks and hardware specs of the phone seem already confirmed, but there are still other pressing matters around the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 phablet.
Previous rumors had pointed to an earlier release of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, but as things stand, it seems this device is meant for this Q4 2016. Just recently, the company’s CEO mentioned that the OEM has a surprise in the making and just a day ago, the Mi Note 2 leaked showcasing its dual camera setup.
Xiaomi has made its name due to the fact that it comes in with great devices that are priced lowly, with the like of this year’s Xiaomi Mi5 and Mi 5s lineup leading the way. Now, with the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, there is some disturbing news coming in with claims that the phablet could be the first to come with a hefty price tag.
According to reports, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will carry a price tag of 4,000 Yuan, an equivalent of about $600. Keep in mind that this price tag is only for the base model, something that could make the phone the priciest ever yet from the company. This shift in the pricing of products for Chinese OEM started with Huawei – another OEM that has risen to the occasion due to its lowly priced handsets that pack high-end designs and specs. However, things changed with the Huawei P9 when it came in with a price tag that is no different from the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, among others.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will reportedly come with a curved dual-edge screen that resembles the Galaxy Note 7. In addition, the Note 2 will also feature the same screen size of 5.7 inches with a QHD resolution. Under the hood, the phone is expected to come with a Snapdragon 821 SoC paired with an Adreno 530 GPU and 6GB RAM. The rear-facing sensors could either be 12MP or 13MP lenses with OIS and LED flash on board.
Like any other Xiaomi product, the Mi Note 2 will be made of premium materials, this time involving metal and glass alongside a ceramic back variant, but this will have to wait until later this month or next month to be confirmed.