After being in the news for a quite long time, the Xiaomi Note 2 today officially announced at an event in China. The Xiaomi Note 2 differs largely from the current generation Redmi Note series of smartphones and it features a massive 5.7-inch display and packs top notch hardware.
The notable feature in the smartphone is the two-sided 3D curved screen design and the display is now an OLED panel. The smartphone has been leaked several times even after the official announcement date was given. True to the leaks, the smartphone comes with a 5.7-inch OLED QHD panel with a dual-edge display same as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
What makes the smartphone distinct is that the curved glass is also used on the back as well, which also makes the look much premium. Under-the-hood is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC coupled with two RAM variant- one with 4GB of RAM and the other with 6GB of RAM. The 4GB RAM variant come with 64GB of UFS 2.0 storage and the 6GB of RAM variant comes with 128GB of onboard storage.
Camera wise, the Mi Note 2 comes with a single 23MP rear camera with Sony’s IMX318 Exmor RS image sensor along with f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED flash. Previous leaks suggested that the smartphone will come with a dual rear camera, but that didn’t happen. Up front, there is an 8MP front-facing snapper with autofocus technology.
This dual-SIM smartphone boots Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the company’s own MIUI 8 on top of it and is armed with a 4070mAh battery along with support for Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 3.0 technology.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is priced at CNY 2799 (approx. Rs. 27, 700) for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage variant costs CNY 3299 (approx. Rs. 33,000). At the launch event, Xiaomi did not mention anything about the launch of Mi Note 2 in India.