Xiaomi recently unveiled the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus flagships, two phones that will make you consider making the shift to the Chinese OEM.
However, it seems this is not the end for the company as far as October is concerned. Apparently, there is a Xiaomi Mi Note 2 being lined up for a launch this month. If this materializes, it means that fans of the phone will be able to start seeing it as from November.
Previous reports had suggested that a Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is indeed in the making, but the launch was not expected until the closing stages of the year. But as per the newest reports, it seems Xiaomi wants to take the smartphone market with a bang by releasing two flagships at around the same time.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2, like the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus, will be another flagship device from the Chinese OEM, but this time, it’s a phablet. The standard Mi 5 that was released earlier this year has a 5.15-inch screen while the follow-ups, the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus, have 5.2 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively. Now, the new report indicates that the incoming Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will pack a 5.7-inch AMOLED screen that features a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.
One interesting feature that showed up with the Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus was a fingerprint scanner that is buried under the main display. The ultrasonic fingerprint technology, alongside Force Touch technology, are also expected to make their way to the Xiaomi Mi Note 2.
Some reports claim that the company will release two variants of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2. One will be based on the Snapdragon 820 SoC and paired with a RAM of 4GB while the other will come with a Snapdragon 821 SoC paired with a RAM of either 6GB or 8GB. The storage options will go as high as 256GB, but this should only work for the high-end model, which may also take a different name in the shape of Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pro.
If the reports are right, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will be a major rival to Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in China and other Asian markets. It is thought that the phone’s pricing could begin at $399, similar to the OnePlus 3. But before the phone itself materializes, it’s hard to confirm any of these details. As a result, you should take them with a grain of salt.