Xiaomi has been suspected of working on a high-end smartphone for months, most likely to be Mi Note 2. There has not been any update on the specs or the release date for a while. Now, reports suggest that the new smartphone might be officially launched sooner than expected. Also, a leaked image has surfaced on China’s social networking site Weibo, showing that the upcoming device has been certified by Chinese CCC (China Compulsory Certification) authority. The smartphone will also have to get a TENAA certification before it can be official sold in China. Another report by Playfuldroid, the Mi Note 2 is likely to be launched at an official Xiaomi event on 14th September.
As far as specifications are concerned, a recent report revealed that Xiaomi will come in two variants – Mi Note 2 and Mi Note 2 Pro. The two devices will sport different RAM, storage, and CPU configurations. The Chinese tech giant had also released the Mi Note in two variants – MI Note and Mi Note Pro.
The Mi Note 2 series is expected to feature high-end specs such as including a 5.5-inch OLED screen, a USB Type-C port, a fingerprint scanner on the front, dual 16MP primary camera with 4-axis OIS, dual LED flash and a 4,000mAh battery. Reportedly, it will be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. The Mi Note 2 Pro is expected to feature a Snapdragon 821 processor along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. The upcoming flagship smartphones are also expected to feature dual-edge display, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7 series.
The 64GB variant is expected to be priced around CNY 2,499 (approx. INR 25,000), while the 128GB variant is expected to cost around CNY 2,799 (approx. INR 28,000).