The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is one of the most anticipated devices from the Xiaomi stable in recent years.
Mimicking several aspects of the OnePlus 3, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is set to be a true flagship killer in every form. The phone will be capable of taking advantage of the existing void in the phablet segment due to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pulling out. The phone is set to launch on October 25, but Xiaomi has already been coming out with several teasers. These teasers have confirmed the availability of several features which have been expected for quite a while.
The use of a curved display on the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has been one of the much rumored elements. The teaser has just confirmed that the phone will come a curved display just like the Samsung smartphones in the last 12 months. More importantly, this display is expected to provide a QHD resolution on the AMOLED panels. If there was one disadvantage of the OnePlus 3, it would be the full HD resolution rather than QHD. Addressing this element gives the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is straightforward advantage, which is essential given that the phone is also expected to be priced in the $400-$450 range.
Other elements of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 which have been rumored for quite a while are the snapdragon 821 processor at the heart of the phone. This would indeed be true given the pace at which OnePlus has been looking to update the OnePlus 3 even though the phone has been around only for a few months. The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is expected to offer 6 GB of RAM, thus making it one of the handful of devices to do so. Even though 4 GB of RAM has been quite standard when it comes to high end smartphones, 6 GB allows the user to multitask even with high end games running in the background.
Since the screen size is expected to be quite large at 5.7 inches, a large battery is especially the need of the hour. A 4100 mAh battery has been rumored and it should be capable of taking the screen on times to beyond five hours. Renders last week showed that the device may also come with a dual screen setup. More such teasers are expected before the device becomes official in the next few days.