After Xiaomi started an official Android Oreo beta program for the Mi 6 in December, the company has seen no stop. Xiaomi initiated an Android Oreo update for Mi Mix 2 earlier this year, along with the first stable Android Oreo-based MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM for the Mi 6, and testing the Android Oreo update for the Mi 5 and the Mi Mix. And now Xiaomi has released an Android Oreo-based MIUI Global Beta ROM for the Mi Note 2 as well.
As reported by XDA Developers, the ROM doesn’t come with a changelog as of now, but the “changelog should mostly match the changelog of the Mi 5’s Android Oreo beta update, and that of the Mi 6’s stable Android Oreo update.”
Interestingly, the publication also reports that the update has been suspended for the moment, but the download files are still working. Which means that this ROM is likely a leaked ROM intended for beta testers.
“The Global Beta ROM can be flashed via fastboot with an unlocked bootloader, which will erase your phone’s internal storage. It can also be flashed via TWRP (which necessitates an unlocked bootloader) — the user mentions that a full wipe is highly recommended before installing the update. This means that an unlocked bootloader is a requirement for installing the ROM,” the publication warns.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 was released back in 2016. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset, which is accompanied with 4GB and 6GB of RAM options, which coincide with 64GB and 128GB of storage variants. The smartphones features a 5.7-inch Full HD (1920×1080) AMOLED display.
For optics, it sport a 22.5-megapixel camera at the rear, and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. Fueling the smartphone is a 4,070mAh battery.