Whether it was a rushed job or something that had been planned for months or years is still hard to tell, however, Xiaomi did try to replace the too-hot-to-handle Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with an almost look-alike phone dubbed Xiaomi Mi Note 2.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 was unveiled in November 2016 alongside the Xiaomi Mi MIX, a phone that took the world by storm with its near bezel-less display screen. As for the Mi Note 2, it had all the looks of the Galaxy Note 7, with the only missing feature on the front being the iris scanner. The screen size was the same at 5.7 inches featuring curved dual edges and a fingerprint scanner on the bottom bezel.
Well, apparently, the Chinese OEM has a successor to this phone in the pipes – the Xiaomi Mi Note 3.The phone has just appeared in leaked render images, showing off a similar curved dual edge display screen, but this time, the design looks much sleeker and way better than its predecessor. The top bezel is much smaller and the edges of the phone are more rounded. The fingerprint scanner keeps its position on the bottom bezel, but it’s the rear panel where there will be some massive upgrades.
Like the Xiaomi Mi 6, the company is seemingly planning to go the dual-camera way with the Xiaomi Mi Note 3. The two lenses are in the same position as the Mi 6, but so far, there are no details of the specs of this camera. As for the hardware inside, you can expect real power from the Mi Note 3 by just looking at what the Mi Note 2 came with.
Just to refresh you, the Mi Note 2 has a Snapdragon 821 SoC paired with up to 6GB RAM and a huge 128GB storage, but there’s an entry-level 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The battery is also huge at 4070mAh and supports fast charging. Even though it had a single camera setup, this was something really powerful, featuring a 22.5MP shooter with an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, EIS and an LED flash alongside an 8MP selfie sensor with the same aperture and autofocus.
In short, the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 will be a beast of a phone, much like what already powers the Mi 6, but with a bigger display screen and sleeker design.